I got another version of the “your blog sucks” email. This one can be summed up as, “talk about software development already!”
This blog? relates to coding – no management technobabble, just some inapt references to Jessica Simpson. In the last few years I’ve adopted the last bastion of techno-snobbery: I’m indifferent to the language in which I program. I’m not sure where I heard it first, but it stuck. (Also makes me think of the phrase, “jack of all trades, master of none.”)
With that said, I’ve taken to ASP.NET 2.0 like a coyote ripping into a discarded McDonald’s sack. I’ve always been partial to Microsoft’s development environments and VS 2005 is the best of the bunch. They set out to greatly improve developer productivity and they have – provided you stay within the confines of the drag and drop goodies.
Gridviews, Listviews, SQLDataSource controls… We dive right in and start pulling wires under the hood to see how they will react. Peeling away all those levels of abstraction is kinda like peeling a banana…or an onion.
Anyway, my language of choice has evolved into C# rather than VB.NET. I simply like the syntax.
However, VB.NET is vastly better than C# when it comes to stubbing out events with some index finger pressure. In VB.NET the process is easy, sleek, and good looking (like Jessica Simpson).
Now contrast that with the kludgy C# “lightning bolt” method. The C# way is missing something? (Yeah, how about a straighforward way to add “PAGE” events!) The C# way is like Rosie O’Donnell. Enough said.
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