Common misconceptions of .NET?

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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:16 AM

Misconception: You have to buy Visual Studio in order to write .net programs. (Feel free to expand on this one)
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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:40 AM

I thought this thread was about dispelling misconception about .net.
Just because a non vb.net coder has misconceptions, or doesn't understand it, because of its look.
You have my sympathises baavgai but don't judge a language solely on its syntax and the way it looks, which you seem to be doing.

I ask about your claims about class design decisions that were a bad idea.
I wanted your rationale discussion not diatripe or a rant. So could learn from it.

I don't understand the look of functional languages, doesn't mean functional languages are inherently wrong.
Some aspect of my program have a functional slant to them. I understand the rationale behind the functional idea.

Just because a language doesn't have curly brace and semi-colons equate it to being crap. Take LISP or FORTH.

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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:50 AM

View Postatraub, on 08 February 2011 - 10:16 AM, said:

Misconception: You have to buy Visual Studio in order to write .net programs. (Feel free to expand on this one)


The Express versions of Visual Studio are free. You can use SharpDevelop, which is free. You could also use MonoDevelop, which is also free.

So no, you don't have to buy Visual Studio to write .Net applications.
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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:04 AM

No one has said it directly yet (though they have implied it a few times).

Misconception: Server side .net stuff can only run on windows based OS's.
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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:52 AM

Misconception: If you use .NET your users have to download HUGE framework installer!
Truth: .Net comes preinstalled in the newer versions of Windows right out of the box.
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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:56 AM

Version is important though, Sergio. For instance, I just installed Server 2k8R2 on a computer at home, and when I went to install MVC3 on it, it informed me that I didn't have .NET 4.0. I believe all systems currently come with .NET 3.5 on them.
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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:04 AM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 08 February 2011 - 09:40 AM, said:

but don't judge a language solely on its syntax and the way it looks, which you seem to be doing.


Of course. You judge a language on what it can do. But anything VB.NET can do, any other .NET language can do. Given this, when choosing a .NET language, my only two serious considerations are support and syntax. The best supported languages in .NET are VB.NET and C#. The choice is clear.

Misconception: all the languages supported in .NET are supported equally. It's sadly not the case, C# and VB.NET are the best supported. Even the mutant C++.NET is quirky, though it's an integral part of VS. Things like IronPython can be even more eccentric. Given a Visual Studio choice, I'd stick with the biggies. Personally, I'd choose the less verbose one. ;)
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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:34 PM

modi123_1 said:

Q: VB.NET is a toy language never used in the real world!

A: Some of the most successful software was written with languages you might not expect. One of the best top-scrolling video games ever created, Tyrian, was written in Pascal. My favorite DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), FL Studio, is written in Delphi. "Real world" application is based on results. If you can get it done, how many people are concerned with what you used?

atraub said:

Misconception: You have to buy Visual Studio in order to write .net programs. (Feel free to expand on this one)

Now that's interesting. I didn't know this wasn't true until I read this thread.

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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:36 PM

I believe in 2004, VB was the most used language in the field (I read something to that effect in Code Complete)
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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:53 PM

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Misconception: You have to buy Visual Studio in order to write .net programs. (Feel free to expand on this one)


MonoDevelop (technically not .NET, it's Mono)
SharpDevelop (open source .NET IDE)
Visual Studio Express (my personal favorite. It's VS lite, only missing a few features that amateur developers rarely use anyway)

Of course, there's always csc.exe and vbc.exe (the command line compilers), if you're a masochist.

This post has been edited by insertAlias: 16 February 2011 - 01:55 PM

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Re: Common misconceptions of .NET?

Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:54 PM

That or get the Express Edition.
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