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Yeah, my old work didn't use Core. My new work does. It's mostly fine, you barely notice the difference. Except with entity framework/Identity.
And of course, winforms support in Core has been slow and is still crap. I've been writing a system to parse Excel into JSON (the client can't understand JSON) and then parse the JSON into our database (transporting data for a new client). Did the final step in .NET as Core wouldn't work for winforms. Then decided it would be nice to import my JSON in the same client app with a UI. But I can't. It's in Core.
I plan on copying the code into a plain .NET DLL and seeing if it will run. It depends on Syncfusion being the same for both
The reason is that this is when they supposedly are reunifying the frameworks
oh, like as they promised there will only be 1 version of windows 10?
... and not forgetting they did caveat the graphics capabilities included in .net releases will depend on the platform
As to vs2019, I installed around June last year - there's been 22 new versions between now and then (a tad over 6 months or nearly 4 new releases per month).
Waiting for a version of anything that itself will be outdated in a week is pointless, at least with [mostly] backward compatibility just jump in at any time, work on that.
Only once in a while [when got time] upgrade then - can actually get 5 days of work done (in a week) rather than loosing up to a whole day per week waiting for the upgrade then checking compatibility...
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Seeing people excited by their side projects makes me realise how old I am. A decade or so ago, I started a company, working 16 hour DAYS, seven days a week. Before that, I spent most of my spare time writing CP articles. After selling that company, me and the guy I started it with had about four other ideas we tried to start, so I was always coding in the evenings. That guy fired me 3 years ago because he was stupid, so we lost contact. The idea I'd had with him didn't progress because the friend I was working with dragged his heels and eventually the product appeared by another vendor locally.
Nowadays, I work about 9-10 hours a day, working from home, so about the same time commitment someone with a commute makes to an 8 hour day office job. I am working through a Typescript book at the moment, which basically means a chapter every Sunday. Apart from that, I'm happy to just lie in bed with my wife and watch crime shows. I still love coding, but I don't have the energy to do it every hour of the day any more.
I'm still (after 35 years) using all my spare time to play with code, however the definition of spare time has changed at every turning points of my life... Nowadays planting vegetables in the garden with the kids gets precedence...
"The only place where Success comes before Work is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon, 1928 - 2012
For me, it just means working on different stuff, i.e. less writing code, and more writing words (I'm arguably better at the latter, so I probably should have done it years ago).
And games. I'm finally catching up on trying out video games that I've wanted to find time for, over the years -- a huge advantage of that being that they're all either free or dirt cheap, now, so I've saved a fortune.
Still just sitting at the damned computer, though.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I used to have tons of little side-projects I would start working on the moment the "work day" was over, until I was ready for bedtime, and then weekends, but eventually I totally lost the motivation.
I certainly don't dislike coding these days - I'm looking towards retirement to complete a lot of these projects of mine. I have fun working on that stuff and could do it all day (if that's the only thing I was doing), but unfortunately none of my "coding for fun" ideas would ever evolve into something that pays the bills. So until I can afford to do it all day, I work for The Man.
Well, my hobby turned into a job. This is a double-edged sword. I've burnt out, and have stopped coding as a hobby. But I do want to keep coding when I retire. Only, I'll be doing it for fun, not the money.
A few years ago, I was thinking that when I retire, I might spend a considerable amount of time on filling in holes in Wikipedia in areas where I have some knowledge.
It is not going to happen. I still have about eight years left until retirement. For several years I have had this feeling that noone cares about an old man's experience and knowledge. Things are done differently nowadays. The world is different. People have different tastes, thoughts and opinions. What I can contribute has no significant value. So how will it be eight years from now?
I have come to realize that whatever I do won't benefit anyone, except possibly myself. The same goes for the coding I do in my spare time: The software will never get out of my personal PC. I write a few posts in CP and every now and then in two other specialized fora, but 95% of my writing is read by noone. Its only purpose is for me to clear up my own messy thoughts.
Let the world go its own way. Remember how (un)important you considered near-retirement people when you were young. Accept that today, you have become as unimportant as you were thinking then.
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