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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.

Oh, I don't know... I learned a lot from working with QuickBasic and QuickC, back in the day. They might not have been great for serious developers, but were a very good way for a youngster to get started.

Don't get me started on their web development tools, though. The ones included in IE8 and later are adequate, but it took them far too long to provide something that could match the least of what Firebug (and the WebKit equivalent) deliver.

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