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Looking for articles on .NET success/failure

I am looking for some articles (unbiased) about how .NET
succeeded or did not succeed as much was expected.

As a side not, did someone actually port a large VB application to .NET ?. What are your personal experiences?

K
Thursday, April 22, 2004

See that? No email address, no chance of assistance.

c'est la vie...

Philo

Philo
Thursday, April 22, 2004

I've worked on a couple of C#/.net projects with microsoft CMS which turned out super-good.  Even with timelines with months lopped off the end.

Yup.
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Oh yeah because you were going to give a totally inbiased opinion Philo :P

Damian
Thursday, April 22, 2004

errr Unbiased

Damian
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Actually, Damian, I think you inadvertently coined the perfect word.

Kyralessa
Friday, April 23, 2004

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/casestudies/default.asp

There is no such thing as unbiased.

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, April 23, 2004

I'ts being adopted rather slowly, but then again - it's a really large shift from the world of VB6/VC6/COM/etc.  Much larger than the leap from VB5-->VB6 or any other leap in my memory.

It definitely seems like the way of the future- most people who've actually begun making the shift seem to have extraordinarily positive thoughts on working with .NET, and Microsoft seems to have put all of their eggs in this basket.  Slowly but surely I think it will achieve dominance.

As far as porting goes, Dan Appleman has an excellent book for those migrating from VB6 to VB.Net, in which he gives a rather impassioned argument against porting production VB6 code to VB.Net, although I think his arguments are applicable to porting in general.  In short, he feels it's a really bad idea, unless the application absolutely requires some of the functionality that VB.NET offers such as multithreading, etc.

John Rose
Friday, April 23, 2004

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