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What types of applications are you working on?   [Edit]

Survey period: 4 Oct 2004 to 11 Oct 2004

A quick straw poll to see who's working on what.

Native Windows applications and components.92144.19
Windows Forms applications.89442.90
COM / ISAPI components.31315.02
.NET Components.66231.77
Non-.NET Web applications.24611.80
.NET Web applications.80538.63
Web Services.47122.60
Smart device (Pocket PC / embedded etc).23911.47
Unix / Linux / etc applications.24911.95
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

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GeneralWho is working on RFID technology?? Pin
Jigar Mehta10-Oct-04 20:37
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General.NET Framework fear? Pin
Bit-Smacker10-Oct-04 5:15
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I'm a systems administrator who likes to automate my tedious tasks, and those of my co-workers. I prefer VB.NET since it's easy to have a working prototype in a short amount of time which then performs well (and can't be modified without the source (WSH/batch)).

In response to the latest CodeProject Newsletter (4 Oct 2004) comment that nobody "not involved with application development has .NET installed on their desktops", I tend to agree and I think that it has something to to do with a universal misunderstanding.

The thing that really amazes me is that most people still have no grasp of what the .NET Framework is, let alone is capable of, and usually have a strange fear of installing it on existing systems. I've listened to some of the conversations between people who sit in cubicles near me (not on my team, thankfully), and it appears that they believe (because they obviously don't have any facts) that the .NET Framework is some evil Microsoft technology that they prefer to fear than understand. I actually heard one guy explain to another that the .NET Framework is some failed Microsoft experiment that was a bad idea and is being phased out. It hurts my brain to listen to ignorance of that magnitude! Because of this twisted fear, they refuse to load it on any corporate workstations or servers.

I'm going out my way to code admin tools that strictly rely on the .NET framework, so that I can demonstrate its benefits. It blows me away to see that others in my group are still coding tools in VB6 simply because most of the servers don't have the .NET Framework installed. Since management takes opinions from these closed-minded individuals, management now fears installing the .NET Framework without bothering to understand it (even from a high level). The problem with my argument in wanting to install the .NET Framework is that I can't justify installing it on lots of servers when I'm the only one writing tools that require it. I'm told that everyone else's applications run just fine without it (VB6/WSH/batch).

Until this strange fear of .NET programming (or maybe the laziness of VB6 programmers not wanting to upgrade their skills?) is conquered, corporate environments will never realize the potential of .NET until the older, pre-Server2003 boxes, are retired and newer technology takes their place. It's very frustrating to me when I know what they are giving up on so much potential and they actually prefer the path of ignorance.

GeneralRe: .NET Framework fear? Pin
Bob Stanneveld11-Oct-04 3:33
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GeneralRe: .NET Framework fear? Pin
Dale Thompson11-Oct-04 4:12
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andireidies11-Oct-04 5:59
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GeneralRe: .NET Framework fear? Pin
Bob Stanneveld11-Oct-04 6:38
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GeneralRe: .NET Framework fear? Pin
Dale Thompson11-Oct-04 10:43
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GeneralInteresting... Pin
Navin8-Oct-04 6:43
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GeneralWinForms Applications Pin
Philipp Sumi7-Oct-04 22:33
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GeneralRe: WinForms Applications Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic8-Oct-04 2:28
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Michael P Butler8-Oct-04 3:06
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Philipp Sumi8-Oct-04 3:15
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Nemanja Trifunovic8-Oct-04 7:50
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Michael P Butler8-Oct-04 8:01
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Nemanja Trifunovic8-Oct-04 8:17
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GeneralRe: WinForms Applications Pin
Michael P Butler8-Oct-04 8:34
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Gfw8-Oct-04 7:16
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GeneralCListCtrl Pin
Michael Brünjes5-Oct-04 11:18
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Chris Richardson5-Oct-04 12:33
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Navin8-Oct-04 6:42
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Generalcrystal report Pin
HassanMez4-Oct-04 19:42
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NormDroid4-Oct-04 22:49
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