D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

ALT.NET Conference: Are we innovating or porting?

Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:29 PM

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This is a discussion around why we're getting most of our tools as ports of Java or other platform tools as opposed to innovating and generating our own.

Scott Hanselman is heading the discussion...we have alot of great devs in the room...

So why? Here's what we've got written on the board:

Time
OSS Culture
Apathy
Platform Centricity
$
Personality
Good Base

Hmm...interesting...note that all those Java tools that were originally created were done *without* Sun...Sun themselves told their *own* developer community to develop their own tools.

Have there been any new Java open source tools released lately? Comment was made that Ant, Hibernate, etc. have been around for a while...

Validation Application Block? We've just identified the first .NET open source of innovation...

Here's our list of what we *have* given to the community:

Paint.Net
Script#
Attributes
Silverlight
CLS
WCF
Mole
CC.NET
LINQ
Iron <insert name here>
Castle and SubSonic

Interesting...so with the advent of multiple cores (more increasing), there will be focus on writing things about multi-cores.

Alright, we're winding this down....I need food...and a beer...

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