A survey of IT professionals showed that most will use java to make web applications. Here is a quote from the article.

"More than two-thirds of the respondents (69.5 percent), at the time of writing, plan to deliver some applications by Web services by the end of 2002, with a large majority of those (nearly half the total sample) planning to use Java. Only 21.5 percent plan to use Microsoft .Net, less than the figure (23.5 percent) planning to use neither. "

I hope that this is an indication that the single platform .NET will not overtake java. For more info see: