Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:16 UTC, submitted by Wyatt Lyon Preul
.NET (dotGNU too) Scott Guthrie has announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 are now available for download and provides a tour of some of the new features. "Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 contain a ton of new functionality and improvements. Below are links to blog posts I've done myself as well as links to videos you can watch to learn more about it."
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RE[4]: Looks fantastic
by WorknMan on Mon 19th Nov 2007 23:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Looks fantastic"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Quite frankly, I'm distinctly underwhelmed by yet another new version of .Net that no normal person can keep up with. Microsoft simply have too many MSDN lunatics producing too many development tools no sane person can keep up with.

Haha, so true. I recall listening to an episode of the .NET Rocks podcast recently, and they were talking about how it used to be possible (like back in the early days) for a person to know pretty much everything there was to know about a PC.
But now days, it's getting pretty much impossible just to keep track of everything in the .NET Framework itself. Makes me wonder if the people coding the .NET Framework ever sleep ;)

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RE[5]: Looks fantastic
by gonzo on Tue 20th Nov 2007 00:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Looks fantastic"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

But now days, it's getting pretty much impossible just to keep track of everything in the .NET Framework itself. Makes me wonder if the people coding the .NET Framework ever sleep ;)

You specialize in certain areas and that's it (for example, ASP.NET). For other stuff you use MSDN/Help. You don't get to claim you're an expert on everything.

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RE[5]: Looks fantastic
by jayson.knight on Tue 20th Nov 2007 13:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Looks fantastic"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"But now days, it's getting pretty much impossible just to keep track of everything in the .NET Framework itself."

The key to any software developer's job is knowing how to read documentation, and knowing where to look for said documentation. The rest comes with experience. I've been a professional .Net dev for 6 years now, and still run into new BCL classes on a weekly basis.

Concepts are always the most important part of the job, followed very closely by the tools you use.

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