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
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.
06-22-2007 3:04 PM