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Read response from an MS employee... Poor poor guy. He just does not get it, that all these management buzztalk have a meaning. We are all in IT industry accustomed that managers are stupid and don't care about technology, but just use buzzwords to compete with each other. But we are missing more important thing here - these vuzzwords don't come from nowhere, there was something behind most of them. And they are necessary to explain things, which a simple hacker just don't understand (the same way like manager does not understand a lot of techny-talk)
Yes, there is some "stuff" behind .NET, it's just when you are trying to make something really big you cannot talk "techny", like 10 years ago it was impossible to explain why Internet is important. As a result poor guy don't get it. It's just it. Sorry...
-- Anonymous, November 10, 2000
Enlighten me - what stuff?
Until now I saw few wanted ads looking for people with C# skills, thats when no C# compiler is yet avaliable! If that's not a result of over-doze on buzzwords, I don't know what is.
-- Anonymous, November 16, 2000
The clue to one of the breakthroughs Microsoft has actually achieved lies back in the 1960's with the development of OO methodologies based around the MCV - Model Controller View paradigms.
In summary this warns that you can only gain benefit from OOP if the technology (Visual display - GUI) and the source of data (SQL, text files etc) can be thrown away easily and replaced with new technology and new databases as they are developed.
In effect it says "wouldnt it be nice if we didnt have to rewrite this application every time we wanted it to work with a new version of windows/internet/database/client."
Microsoft's .Net has separated the source of data from the technology and built an empty layer for "business intelligence" in the middle. While the future for computing lies in the reusable "business intelligence" bit, .Net is 80% of the way to the Holy Grail of programming - building block progammming that even a child can do.
Expect to see .Net create a whole new market in the next 2-3 years.
-- Anonymous, August 14, 2001