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.NET web dev landscape – past and present

Around twelve years ago, the .NET web-based tech stack was most definitely ASP.NET Web Forms, and maybe ASMX web services. A few years after that came WCF and its associated SOAP, XML, and endpoint configuration madness. Silverlight made a brief hyped-up appearance then disappeared. Then came ASP.NET MVC, with Stack Overflow being its very successful …

You know you’re old when …

You know you’re old when kids open Windows Explorer and ask, “why do the drive letters start from C?” and you explain that, in the old days, DOS assigned drive letters A and B to the floppy disk drives; then they ask, “what’s DOS? What’s a floppy disk?” If they’re lucky they won’t ask about …

Different technology, same excuse

“Just because I didn’t send you a smoke signal doesn’t mean I don’t care” “Just because I didn’t send you a homing pigeon doesn’t mean I don’t care” “Just because I didn’t write you a letter doesn’t mean I don’t care” “Just because I didn’t telegram you doesn’t mean I don’t care” “Just because I …

Favourite movie quotes

These are my favourite movie quotes, which I could rattle off, anytime: 1. “Adaptation, improvization; your weakness is not your technique.” 2. “I did not choose. I was born, and I am.” 3. “A sad commentary in and of itself.” As a software developer I’m just waiting for the chance to say the first one …

Is blogging dead?

No, but might as well be … I would say blogging technology is like a human being in his or her mid-forties: mature, established, still able to contribute to society, but decidedly less attractive compared to a certain twenty-year old. (No prizes for guessing who that twenty-year old is.)

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