Confused about .NET
I have never really understood what .NET is and why I should start using it over MFC for windows apps. I primarily use Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 and MFC to develop client apps, but with all this buzz about .NET, I am hopelessly in the dark. Can anyone elaborate on what .NET is, what it can do for me, and how to go about learning/using it?
I posted a brief description of what .NET is in http://discuss.fogcreek.com/newyork/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=3799 ... ask again if you have further questions about it.
Thanks for the link. It seems that there will be a lot more .NET job openings now/in the future because of this product, no? So if I stick with MFC/Win32 API, then not only am I not keeping up with the times, but I have less of chance of getting a job (if I need one) in the future?
Although MFC/Win32 probably won't disappear for many years, the number of new projects based up on is likely to decrease over time, while the number of .NET projects is likely to increase.
Steve Jones (UK)
The next job I had after C++-on-Windows, before my current C#-on-Windows job, was C++-on-Linux (though I'm more experienced with servers than with clients: did less than a year of MFC-based client programming).
Wait, there are tons of books, why even this OP?
No reason to be confused about .NET . . . once you do it, in whatever language, you will NOT go back unless you have to.
"No reason to be confused about .NET . . . once you do it, in whatever language, you will NOT go back unless you have to."
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