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NewsMicrosoft boffin inadvertently highlights .NET image woes by running C# on Windows 3.11 Pin
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GeneralRe: Microsoft boffin inadvertently highlights .NET image woes by running C# on Windows 3.11 Pin
Marc Clifton22-Jan-20 10:58
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In its current form .NET is for 40-year-old white men.


Exactly. Because it's a mature professional programming language, like a 40 year old (ok, we could drop the "men" part) that should be a mature professional programmer at that point.

The issue is not men/women, it's the cultural-craze that starts probably pre-teen now where all your male friends geek out on some goofy programming language. We have a graveyard of them. Ada, Perl, and Ruby come to mind.

And why "male friends"? Quite simply because geeking out pretty much doesn't attract women the way it does men. Of course there are exceptions, but the exception is not the point, reality is.

Given that *almost* everyone under 30 is not a mature professional programmer (man or woman), of course C# / .NET has an image problem. Frankly though, I strongly believe that if we had more women as developers, we would also have saner decision making on all these newfangled here today, gone tomorrow languages and frameworks.

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NewsGoogle’s 3D map of a Fruit fly brain will blow your mind Pin
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NewsBing's market share about to drastically increase... Pin
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NewsMicrosoft: Move from traditional ASP.NET to 'Core' requires 'heavy lifting' Pin
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