Microsoft .Net Framework designers and coders are just a bunch of programmers who you can clearly see enjoy hat they do. I can’t stress enough how many times I’ve been annoyed to be forced to wrap some private variables in the obvious public properties. No longer!
Instantiating a class followed by a bunch of setting of properties? Now done in one line. Shweet.
One may argue that C# is a set of such syntactic sugar. But then again, I am sure that’s why so many programmers really like it. Even some of the most Java oriented programmers (Yes Albert I’m looking at you!) in our company are looking forward to work on .Net.
It is the general perception here that, comparing to Eclipse, Visual Studio is a weak IDE in terms of pure code-writing-helpers, refactoring, and discovery of code dependencies. Only the next version will even be able to target more than 1 .net framework version… Please fix that crap… But the language designers are continually doing a great job.
Have a read on some:
- February/March Orcas CTP Now Available
- ASP.Net additions
- New C# “Orcas” Language Features: Automatic Properties, Object Initializers, and Collection Initializer
- A blogger on LINQ (Language-Integrated Query)
- Blinq – generate the database editing site with a single command line call
- I strongly suggest you look at some of the videos of Anders hajlsberg (the main .Net designer) linked form here
Microsoft ,may be the most annoying company in any other context, though you can’t help but to feel that sweet and sticky loving goo leftover on your cursor avery time you flip a page….
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