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General Development "Looking past the Metro hype, the Build conference also revealed promising road maps for C#, Visual Studio, and the .Net platform as a whole. Perhaps the most exciting demo of the conference for .Net developers, however, was Project Roslyn, a new technology that Microsoft made available yesterday as a Community Technology Preview. Roslyn aims to bring powerful new features to C#, Visual Basic, and Visual Studio, but it's really much more than that. If it succeeds, it will reinvent how we view compilers and compiled languages altogether."
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Apparently "always" doesn't go that far back. I can remember a time when MS compilers and developer tools wasn't really used by anyone doing serious development. The companies making great compilers and dev tools was Borland and Watcom and many others. Ms, not so much.

You have to reach back to the early 90s -- nearly 20 years ago -- for that. And that's quite frankly forever in technology terms.

So it's actually not all that revolutionary then. Not saying it's not good technology, I'm sure it is, but less hype wouldn't hurt, especially for a product with absolutely no shipment date whatsoever.

Huh? This isn't vapor. The CTP was released yesterday.

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