[originally published Jan 28, 2011]
Again we have yet another (software development) term which is very “En Vogue”. And this does not bother me a bit. I stopped being distracted by marketing long time ago.
Visual Studio 2010 is officially released. Regardless of its quality, I think that a very large percentage of companies will move from 2008 to 2010 very, very slowly. If you are a software developer “doing” C# in some of this companies, You might find this post useful.
Furthermore, there are more and more nice and useful C# samples to be found, which are in the same time presented using C#4 and VS2010. Most of that “new” code can be re-factored “back” into legacy C#. Currently, I am reluctant to invest in VS2010, so this is my solution for re-factoring C#4 methods using default arguments, back into “legacy” C#.
C# is bloated beyond repair. I like F# or IronPython (for example) and I would love D# to be a .NET programming language, and not a “guitar chord”, when Google-ing it up. (Or is it Bing-ing ;o)
December 7 2014
Apparently url http://astoria.mslivelabs.com does not exist any more. This is where Project “Astoria” liveth. What happened next, is explained (also) in this presentation. Although terminology is somewhat confused or plain wrong but nevertheless a lot of useful hands-on information is delivered.
February 12th, 2008
Just finished visitation of ADO.NET 3.5 site , aka Project “Astoria”.
It looks simple and pretty REST-full. And this is the BIG DEAL about it apparently.
None of the key concepts Microsoft at large, and “his” blog-happy uber-developers have been trumpeting into our ears for last few years. And very loudly so with that. Now comes “ASTORIA” and the REST. All change!