Simon Fell > Its just code > Productivity

Friday, December 5, 2003

Although I have a reputation for saying unflattering things about Microsoft (Its good to be critical, it means I'm paying attention), I continue to be impressed with just how productive I can be coding in C# with the .NET framework, for example this afternoon I need some code to resize graphic files, which is all of 3 lines of code. (and 10 minutes reading the docs). Sure things could be better, in particular the granularity of some things (e.g. the ValidateRequest feature in ASP.NET), but even so my overall productivity is way up. This was particularly brought home to me after working on ASP.NET and Winforms stuff and having to go back and do some MFC GUI work (shudder!).