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Response to: Is Microsoft Pushing too much, too quick?

I came across a posting today where the question was raised ‘Is Microsoft Pushing too much, too quick?’.

Original posting can be found here

My answer to this is NO.  Are they making advances in the technology, YES.  Are they doing so simply because they can, NO.  Microsoft is making the changes to the .net frame in the same way that the Java framework is changing.  They are making changes in order to keep up with the demands of their developers.  Developers today are WANTING for these new features of the languages.

The real issue has nothing to do with Microsoft.  It is that the industry is moving forward at light speed.  I know that I find it hard to even keep up with the buzz words.  Unless you are paid to keep up with the changes or have a TON of free time you will never be able to.

The trick to it is this.  Have an understanding what is new and why it is needed.  This means reading blogs, reading news sites, etc. However, don’t attempt to use it until you actually need the new feature/technology.  
I think the problem (in regards to .net) is this.  When a new version of the language/framework comes out most developers think they MUST start using it.  Change simply for the sake of change can often be a waste of energy and lead to issues.

So, are they pushing too quickly… NO.  Am I happy with the advances… YES.


Posted 06-22-2007 3:04 PM by Derik Whittaker
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