Rediscovering the Obvious

…stumbling in the footsteps of greatness

It’s been a long, long time

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It’s been years since a new technology actually got me to the point of being “excited”. .NET 2.0 almost did it, but I think the day I finally ‘got’ .NET 1.0 was the last time I was truly excited about a new technology for its own sake. I think I feel it happening again. Between the sheer joy LINQ is inspiring into my daily work (“the data, it just is, it’s just there, it’s… wow!”) and my newfound love of the web that’s arriving through studying the concepts of the semantic web (Check out “Microformats” by John Allsopp) it’s been getting better and better. Earlier this year I was able to spend a lot of time working with WPF and had a GREAT time with that. Now, I see Scott’s two posts on Silverlight 2 and get more and more excited about the potential for the web.

It’s a good time to be coding, that’s for sure. And, I have to say, I wouldn’t be using _ANY_ of this if I didn’t have the focus for ongoing learning like I have had for the last few years. If I wasn’t learning, I’d be sitting somewhere doing .NET 1.1 maintenance work and being excited that I’m learning a bit of .NET 2.0 from the architects.

Written by erwilleke

February 29th, 2008 at 9:39 am

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