This thing drives me crazy. Just have a look at this new feature and read the comments. I'm completely right there. Ok, except several spelling mistakes. It is frustraiting that people who play so important roles in development in MS are semi-anonymous on the web, don't have their own blog or post once in several months. Second, technical preview is available for download, so some of us are playing a bit with whidbey, and if I'm in front of the computer I can tell for sure if the certain checkbox is checked by default or not.
This feature is important. I remember back in 2001 forum posts about that finally we can separate our ugly asp inline code vs asp.net, with all the advantages that it gives: code separation itself, easy maintenance, etc. BTW, I coded separate even before I moved to Visual Studio.
The worst thing is that Microsoft worked hard to evangelize this feature in asp.net, and many people defended Microsoft (including myself) and this ideology of code separation. I had thousands of posts on asp.net in forums and hundreds among them on defending the feature of code-separation. And now as far as I can see from the folks that are playing with technical preview, they see it as if Microsoft is taking its word back about ideology of development in asp.net. "you will be able to create inline blocks of server executed script, just like in the old days of ASP". Why would I wish to write code in 2005 in the way I wrote it in 2000 and 2001 ? Or maintain such code after someone.
There is so not enough info regarding asp.net in whidbey. Seems Longhorn has a lot more info and evangelized better.
Monday, May 03, 2004 3:45 AM