Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 9th Nov 2005 17:07 UTC, submitted by kellym
.NET (dotGNU too) Microsoft has suggested that companies who can't find programmers skilled in .Net should consider retraining their Java experts. Mark Quirk, Microsoft UK's head of technology for development and platforms, admitted on Monday that there aren't enough developers in the market who can help companies migrate to .Net.
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RE[10]: Refused to cross train
by fretinator on Wed 9th Nov 2005 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Refused to cross train"
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2005-07-06

I guess some of you guys only work on single person projects and have never been asked to take over maintenance of someone else's codebase.

I have definitely taken over some of that crappy code you talk about. Certainly in the VB world it seems to absolutely abound! However, I don't think Properties will wind up being part of your maintenance nightmare (though I agree they are awfully klduged). There's far worse things in them there code hills!

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RE[11]: Refused to cross train
by on Wed 9th Nov 2005 21:46 in reply to "RE[10]: Refused to cross train"
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>I don't think Properties will wind up being part of
>your maintenance nightmare

Sure but combine Properties with operator overloading, generics, nullable types, anonymous methods, lambda expressions, *EEK* implicitely typed local variables, and anonymous types and Chef Boyardee is going to have plenty of ingredients to make you a big ol' batch of spagetti.

Of course unchecked exceptions help as well to ramp up the overall unpredictability of the system.

And with all this I'm stuck on Windows.

Oh, I don't like embedded SQL either.

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, I don't like embedded SQL either.

I have to agree with you there! VB guys (and to be honest, many other language devs) tend to have AD-Hoc queries everywhere!

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