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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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BS. I used VS, Watcom, *and* Borland tools, going back to the 80s. VS was already pretty well-integrated in the early 90s.

I tend to disagree with that; comparing Visual Studio 6.0 with Borland C++ Builder 6.0 made Borland tools better, easier to use and more standard compliant than MS ones.

Actually, Visual C++ 6.0 had a very poor standard compliance if compared with Borland's or GNU's compilers.

And though this is a very biased comment, I consider MFC and COM (both MS technologies) ultraoverengineered and megacomplicated comparing to other alternatives available such days.

Edited 2011-10-25 22:54 UTC

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