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Maybe OT: Microsoft suggesting Open Source - Go figure
2004-08-24 03:59:13 PM
Just trying to find some ADO.NET tutorials on MSDN, and I came across this:
"Ten Must-Have Tools Every Developer Should Download Now"
Here are a few of the 'best':
"NUnit - NUnit is an open source unit testing framework built for the .NET Framework."
[Ed: xUnit anyone?]
"With NDoc you are technically still documenting your code, but you are documenting as you write it
(in the XML comments), which is much easier to swallow."
[Ed: JavaDoc anyone?]
"NAnt is a .NET-based build tool that, unlike the current version of Visual Studio .NET, makes it
easy to create a build process for your project."
[Ed: Apache Ant anyone?]
It seems that Microsoft is starting to advertise the availability of open source, .NET utilities
for use by developers. These tools, however, have been available for Java for a while.
On a side note, however, one statement did seem rather odd:
"The .NET Framework introduced the world to the concept of reflection which can be used to examine
any .NET-based code, whether it is a single class or an entire assembly."
Now, didn't Java (and its reflection capabilities) introduce the world to the concept of reflection
"Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can not afford
the disk space."
"Blue sparks and white smoke, the two most expensive components of any electrical system, and once
used up will cost a fortune to replace."