When .NET launched, one of the most talked-about feature was rich metadata. But what does that mean to the day-to-day developer? Shawn Wildermuth discusses why understanding the way metadata can be used in your types can open up development avenues you never knew existed.
Create Your Own .NET Metadata with Attributes
Submitted by Sean 2003-09-02 .NET 3 Comments
By the time you learn how to create your own metadata, microsoft will just try to sell you on the idea that they have other means to do things better.. yah ya.. same story: com com+,Java C#,visual studio 6.0 was fine then now it’s the .net thing.where does it end?
Create your own applications with <insert Manufacturer here> with new stunning features you never knew existed or needed. We’ll give you an incomprehenible API which will make you feel lost so that you will be eager to buy our next crap with all the delusional features our marketing department came up with this time.
Come on you guys, this is *not* news, .Net is *not* an OS.
I mean, I couldn’t care what Sun, MS and all the others have as *news*. Let’s make a rule of thumb. There must be at least a press release for every news item you post OK ?
.NET is an excellent framework, and the different OS’s (yes, even non-ms os’s) are greatly affected by it. I’m not sure what this article was trying to get across if it was trying to be more than a simple attributes tutorial. I didn’t see any real useful uses of metadata in the article that every new c#/vb developer doesn’t already encounter.