My latest rant (:-)) is in the new issue of CoDe Magazine (Sept/Oct issue) where I bitch and moan about how hard it is to find someone to do user group talks on current technology. It’s in print now, but not quite yet online, I think.
There are a bunch of great ASP.NET 2.0 articles in this issue in addition to the rest of the usual excellent content!
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This does not make a lick of sense to me. There’s so much stuff in the FX that any one person could still be learning new things ten years from now. I’m still finding out new things about Windows Forms after five years of near daily use.I think half the problem is psychological. Presenters don’t want to be associated with old stuff – they want their time investment to make them look like experts in new stuff. That’s a short-sighted attitude, I think. The real value in this business is showing people how to build valuable software. That covers everything from requirements through architecture, to design and development, and then testing and implementation. If someone in this business really wants to see their income soar, learn how to show value-add to the guys that write the checks. Impressing your peers with how much new tech you know is fine, and no doubt it feels good, but unless it is leavened with understanding of how to apply it to real problems, it’s just for fun.
Oh, yeah, I also meant to mention this. I saw Rod’s article "Wither T-SQL". Did he mean "Whither T-SQL"?