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My username was taken from an old D&D character I created back in 1978. The character's full name was "Forogar Longstride" (I liked "Strider" from LOTR). However, I recently decided to resurrect him for a new group I may be guest playing with (AD&D v5) and I am going to call him "Forogar Garlick" from now on!
This also has the advantage that if he gets killed I can claim "Forogar Longstride" never died.
None of this is real, but it might be different.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
in a way I like it, you see all of the challenges the web folk have to put up with, data security, data compliance, platform disparity...
coding nice little in-house apps or single-platform-single-user tools, none of that matters as much, just common sense, locking up the database/tools so they don't break it etc. it's good to see all the crap us deskies don't even have to think about.
OIOW, I read it because it reminds me why I DONT go down that road.
I can see how that's primarily web based because that's where all the news is.
Cloud, Privacy, GDPR, data breaches, new (international) laws, new frameworks... All web.
And that's because the web is still growing and billions of people use it daily.
Slow Eddie wrote:
Lots of web developers here, no doubt, but I still see regular posts about tools and hardware, C(++), Raspberry Pi, WPF and lately even some parser stuff from codewitch, although WinForms not so much anymore.
And of course the standard complaining about Mickeysoft
That said, you are a dying breed
Perhaps you can check Reddit for topics on desktop development?
I don't use it myself, but I know it has pretty much everything (for example: reddit.com: search results - desktop development[^]).
Reddit has the added bonus that when you're done with desktop development you can continue checking out the x-rated content
It does seem to be primarily aimed at, and populated by, web application developers.
Not really aimed at, but the population has changed quite a bit since I joined. But I think that is just because the world has changed; so many more applications can now run on the web rather than the desktop.
I think you'd do well sticking with CP for the community and the C# Forum[^] where you can ask questions about Windows Forms. The only other resource I recommend is StackOverflow, where I end up when I'm googling for a solution to a problem. But for well-written full-blown articles, it's hard to beat CP.