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.NET - what interests you the most   [Edit]

Survey period: 17 Jul 2000 to 23 Jul 2000

.NET covers a wide variety of technologies - what interests you the most - and why?

OptionVotes% 
The new and updated languages.256.89
The Common Language Runtime.359.64
The simplification and increased speed of development.3910.74
The new tools, including Visual Studio.NET.328.82
The step to the next generation of the internet.174.68
New devices such as screen phones and smart devices.113.03
Nothing - it doesn't impress me.20456.20



 
GeneralWhat about a new poll? Pin
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Keith Hill20-Jul-00 12:20
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GeneralThe reason for the JIT compiler Pin
Chris Maunder17-Jul-00 12:07
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zxwq18-Jul-00 11:14
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jmw19-Jul-00 12:46
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Stephen Howe9-Aug-00 3:48
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General.NET sounds great... Pin
szcx17-Jul-00 10:16
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GeneralRe: .NET sounds great... Pin
William Kempf20-Jul-00 12:13
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GeneralNot enough information? Pin
Chris Maunder17-Jul-00 10:07
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GeneralRe: Not enough information? Pin
Brandon Corfman17-Jul-00 11:00
sussBrandon Corfman17-Jul-00 11:00 
First off, I am glad to see that you have gathered so much info on .NET, Chris. I was really glad to see some first-hand comments from the PDC.

I see several reasons why MS is pursuing .NET, although not all are for us developers. (Surprise!) One major reason, as mentioned below in another message, is that if C# is pulled off correctly, the ugliness of COM/ATL/etc will be a thing of the past. (Except for high performance apps of course.) I mean, let's face it, COM is really ugly and hard, and it doesn't really need to be. C# is removing all of the unnecessary detail of IDL, GUIDs and all the rest. It's probably what COM should have been at the beginning.

As for the CLR, this ain't the grand unifying scheme that Sun was envisioning for Java. One of my coworkers thinks that this is the method that MS is using to skate around the problem of them being broken up by the DOJ. Since MS suspected their OS and dev people would be separated, what better way for their developers to deal with the situation than to compile to a common VM? A VM is not something that us developers need at all, but with the DOJ trial, MS was forced to figure out a way to continue to develop software in the lean, mean way they've been accustomed to. Food for thought.

And finally, no, I'm not excited about tying the whole Internet together with .NET. This is just complete marketing gloss. There are still going to be millions of Web sites, all with their own ideas for design and layout, .NET or no. I don't believe that the ability to tie Web sites together constitutes a compelling _need_ to do so. After all, that's what links are for.

Brando
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jmw19-Jul-00 13:01
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Keith Hill20-Jul-00 12:37
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Generalsame old story Pin
Chris Losinger17-Jul-00 4:31
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Paul Westcott17-Jul-00 9:15
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Mike Klimentiev17-Jul-00 15:41
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Paul Westcott19-Jul-00 12:25
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David Brillon17-Jul-00 17:44
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Carsten Bogelund18-Jul-00 3:57
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JoeW18-Jul-00 7:26
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Peter19-Jul-00 14:32
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