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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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tomcat
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2006-01-06

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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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You have to reach back to the early 90s


MS dev tools was bad well into the mid 90's. In fact, they only started getting good when Hejlsberg was hired in '96.

And that's quite frankly forever in technology terms.


That's beside the point. MS dev tools wasn't "always" good. Period.

Edited 2011-10-25 14:44 UTC

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

MS dev tools was bad well into the mid 90's. In fact, they only started getting good when Hejlsberg was hired in '96.


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

That's beside the point. MS dev tools wasn't "always" good. Period.


Right, said the pendantic.

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marafaka Member since:
2006-01-03

If you only developed on the MS platform then you surely see progress. If not, you see everything they do as a never-ending charade with intention to steal your focus.

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