Sorry for the offensive title, but I'd like to start a topic to list some of the really terrible reporting about DotNet in the written press, the Internet, and presentations. -- Steven Black
Whenever you read or hear something about DotNet, consider the Codification Cycle For Science And Engineering. Ask yourself, where is DotNet, and the state of DotNet software, in this cycle? Compare that with what the author says about DotNet. Is there a disconnect between what's written or said and where DotNet is, in reality? In my limited experience, here in early 2002, most of what I've been reading and hearing seems fundamentally disconnected from the engineering life-cycle to which DotNet must conform. I'm seeing a lot of ad-hoc experimentation and folklore posing as software engineering. In my opinion, there is something deeply unethical about this.-- Steven Black
[2002.01.14] Here's one: In Software Development Magazine, January 2002 issue RichardHaleShaw, who should know better, starts the "Minor Gripes" section with:
Compared to the inconsistencies, unreliability and, to a degree, instability of Visual Studio 6.0, VS.NET is a dream, with nary a significant bug, but a few annoyances are evident...
Ahem. He's referring to beta software that nobody has ever seriously used, deployed, or versioned, as having "nary a significant bug". Do you get the impression this guy's among those who've clearly somehow been bought off by Microsoft to say only nice bullshit?
Source: http://www.sdmagazine.com/documents/s=2279/sdm0201d/0201d.htm -- Steven Black
Now that VS.NET is available, and you can use the RTM version just like the reviewer you're quoted has, what bugs and design problems are you finding with the product? -- Mike Helland
I'm not seeing any bugs with the product. I'm referring to the lunacy of claiming the product's more stable and reliable when its usage has hitherto been limited to beta testing and its deployed usage is zero. Moreover in the article, the author is using beta 2. Also, he's commenting on VS.NET as a whole when we all know he uses C++ almost exclusively.-- Steven Black
Here's another: Keynote Bullshit At Fox Teach 2001
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2102244,00.html - .Net vote rigging illustrates importance of Web services
Please list other examples questionable DotNet gloss here.
( Topic last updated: 2002.01.20 01:09:15 PM )