Why Choose .NET?

Why Choose .NET?
   Just recently I gave an in-depth reply on a forum to a question that I know I have answered before. When you need to give the same lengthy answer more than once you should write an article to save your keystrokes and just link the article the next time someone asks the same question. This particular question was:

   "If I am involved in a web project where I get to make the decision about the technology stack why would I choose .NET. Why would I choose a stack that costs money, makes the project dependent on a vendor (updates, new versions, etc.) instead of use PHP, Python, Ruby or Java. I don't see any serious technical advantages of ASP.NET and the communities of competing technologies are usually bigger and more helpful."

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Posted by:   Stilgar
17:49 13.02.2013

Dell XPS 12 Duo

Dell XPS 12 Duo
   Update: Check my follow-up article "Why I Will Never Buy Dell Again"

   In the past year my old laptop which is more than four years old manifested some serious problem. While the internals were still usable (Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz, 4GB RAM, nVidia 8600M) the machine was almost literally falling apart. This is why I was eagerly awaiting Windows 8's release and the hardware that comes with it...
Last edited by:   Stilgar
on   04:17 24.03.2013
Posted by:   Stilgar
17:03 18.12.2012

Windows Phone 7 First Impressions

Windows Phone 7 First Impressions
   This week I got a Samsung Omnia W device and I am sure the whole Internet is eager to learn my opinion. I had it for a very short time and I cannot make a real review but I am ready to share first impressions. Keep in mind that this is my first smartphone so I cannot do real usage comparison with other mobile operating systems and devices...
Posted by:   Stilgar
16:45 24.12.2011

Some .NET Developers Are Full of Shit and Need to Shut Up

Some .NET Developers Are Full of Shit and Need to Shut Up
   September saw some pretty important announcements for Windows developers and specifically for .NET developers. With the BUILD conference behind us we can debate who is going to survive the fallout...
Posted by:   Stilgar
23:53 20.11.2011

John McCarthy Has Entered the Matrix

John McCarthy Has Entered the Matrix
   Giants of computer science and information technology have conspired this month to make my website look like a wall with obituaries. After Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie John McCarthy has entered the Matrix to live there forever. His greatest contributions were in the field of artificial intelligence but he is best known for discovering the Lisp programming language. I use the word "discovering" because in my opinion math is not invented, it just is and is waiting for someone to discover it and Lisp is a programming language that embodies pure math. Until recently I did not know that but according to his Wikipedia article he was the first to "suggest (in a speech given to celebrate MIT's centennial) that computer time-sharing technology might lead to a future in which computing power and even specific applications could be sold through the utility business model". Guess what! He invented cloud computing!

   He was 84 when he entered the Matrix. AI and cloud computing... He was the fucking Architect!
Posted by:   Stilgar
10:01 25.10.2011
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