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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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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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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

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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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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