Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Does .NET Rock?
I had to maintain some fairly straight forward pre-.NET C++ code today. It really made me appreciate the .Net Framework! I was experimenting with a few performance ideas and spent an hour researching why it wouldn’t compile (a conflict between STL library and MFC) which could only be fixed by moving an include into “stdafx.h” to precede all others, then another involved solving a linking problem caused by the common runtime library conflicting with the statically linked MFC library, which required an explicit library link order to be defined!
.NET really does rock!
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com