I just deleted the “Open Source” posts, I had written a couple weeks ago (not sure when I wrote them now).
Neither post came out exactly like I wanted, and the appeal of the dark path of flaming was too hard to resist. What caused my change of heart was I was thinking back to some of Scoble's comments a while back... As a result I've decided to try to make a conscious effort not to bash...
It's hard because I really had a rough experience on the whole *nix side of the field (still am at times).
So for the record what I was trying to say was that I learned a lot from doing a project outside of the normal realm for me (the project was for Mac OS X and Apache Tomcat... actually there is some Applescript and RealBasic involved as well). Not everything I learned was positive, but I did learn some cool techniques as well as learned a greater appreciation for the ease of .Net (and why we really needed to move beyond classic VB). On the whole, I feel that I'm a better programmer because of my experiences.
| posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 4:38 PM