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Any .Net programmers around these parts?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Nanopants, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Nanopants

    Nanopants Guest

    I'm a native C++ programmer at heart, so naturally, writing scripts for the CLI hasn't been my idea of a good time, at least until I discovered how to bridge native and managed code. So now that I've fallen down the rabbit hole into wonderland I'm just curious to meet other .Net programmers so that I can possibly gain a little insight and ideas about the potential of .Net.

    If you're a .Net programmer, how long have you been? What sort of things do you use .Net for? Do you have any useful tips for someone who is new to .Net? And most importantly: how can someone such as myself effectively learn his way around the maze of libraries available through the .Net framework?
     
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  2. tannicv2

    tannicv2 New Member

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    I've played around with .net before. It really depends on what you want to do . Are you trying to build an application or going web based. .Net offers alot but it's usually one browser that works well with it.

    It's also interesting to see another programmer on here. There are times I wish I could bounce ideas off people or learn something new which computers offers that everyday.
     
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  3. Nanopants

    Nanopants Guest

    .Net is a requirement when building assemblies for SQL Server, and I hear it should be useful to know when I get into ASP.Net web apps.
     
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    tannicv2 New Member

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    At work I'm starting to get into .net. I'm moving from html, css, JavaScript, ExtJS and more into MS web technologies. HAve you programmed in silverlight?
     
  5. Nanopants

    Nanopants Guest

    Not at all really. I'm not very experienced with MS products, and that's partly the reason for this thread since I'm just starting to program for SQL Server.
     
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    tannicv2 New Member

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    I don't believe there is much difference between MySQL, SQL Server and Oracle database. I think the only difference are the functions each database uses.
     
  7. Nanopants

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    Right, that's correct when we're talking about Structured Query Language, and there are slight differences. As far as the database engine is concerned though, SQL is like a scripting language. In MS SQL Server, you can use .Net to build extensions for the engine itself, which is a whole other ballgame. I'm pretty sure Oracle allows you to make similar modifications as well but obviously not by using .Net.
     
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    Allowing .net extensions should open up a whole new ball game in MS SQL server. Like flexibility unless it's seriously restricted.
     
  9. Nanopants

    Nanopants Guest

    It really does, especially if you know how to code efficient algorithms in native C or C++. What I was talking about earlier was bridging native and managed code, so if you build an assembly for SQL Server using a mixed paradigm like that then you can basically program the engine to do anything. There are some security risks and as such there are restrictions, but they can be bypassed with the right credentials (only sysadmins can add those assemblies).
     
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    Security risks, yes but if well planned out and some "white hating" you should be able to catch those risks before they are exploited.
     
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    852derek852 Newbie

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    definitely get yourself a copy of .net reflector - it's a point and shoot decompiler that will give you the sourcecode for any program or .net library you tell it to use
     
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    852derek852 Newbie

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    I aam more of a casual .net user myself, but msdn also has some good stuff
     
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    pgp_protector Noted strange person

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    I use C# .NET in my current projects at work, including Real Time Testers of Silicon Wafers, a DLL to interface our Tester Hardware with the Client's Software, In house Testers, Video Capture Devices, Robotic Tables, and a few other minor projects.

    I've also got our inhouse projects talking to our SOAP Servers (after a few hiccups :D )
     
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    Just recently heard .net is going open source. Is my eyes and ears deceiving me?
     
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    pgp_protector Noted strange person

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    Maybe a bit :)
    Microsoft open sources more of its ASP.NET technologies | ZDNet

     
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    Guess I'll add that to my list of skills as a web developer since it's open source now.
     
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    pmbasehore Geek

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    I'm a .NET developer, have been for a few years now. It's a decent set of languages, but it's really only good if you're only dealing with a Windows audience. Theoretically, the code can be automatically ported to run on Mac OS or Linux, but it's not easy and almost requires a full rewrite.
     
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    At work I have done a few utility programs in VB.Net (actually, I'm a COBOL programmer...no, really). One was to parse Database Definition Language (DDL) and output a COBOL program that would provide basic functionality for a new table (select, update, delete, etc.) Another implemented FTP functionality and .Net's Background Worker to queue COBOL program compiles to the mainframe for compilation and other functions specific to our environment.

    At home I wrote an app to manage my photo collection, another to monitor drives for new files/folders not yet included in a backup profile, and one to maintain/settle earmarked savings virtual accounts against the aggregate balance of the associated real account in Quicken. I also worked on a way to present a dialog that would allow a user to enter/update/delete class instance objects through reflection (assuming the developer put static variables in the class that would be the captions). That was not intended to really save me much development time, but rather to get a feel for what .Net reflection was capable of.

    I have not used any ASP.Net or C# at all.

    I truly enjoy coding in VB.Net. I find it to be better thought out than Java (though obviously similar in syntax), and the Intellisense makes for very rapid development. I seem to recall that folks from the old Delphi (Pascal) days were involved in .Net creation at Microsoft, and I am an old Delphi guy from the 80s.
     
  19. FutureAndAHope

    FutureAndAHope Just me

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    Hi,

    I have been using .NET for a few years on a casual basis. I think it is a good framework, but for me it is too expensive to offer as a commercial product I prefer to use PHP and mysql becasue they are free. Where as .NET relys on SQL Server which is way to expensive in my opinion.
     
  20. gods prophetess

    gods prophetess prophetess cherrie

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    hi my brotherinlaw is a computer tech and he can do alot of different net things
    friends


    by Cheryl Ann Inglett on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 1:02pm ยท

    Friends are true and from god and there is one who sticks closer than a brother his name is jesus when ur sad and blue ill be there by ur side when ur down and lonely ill be there when u need a friend 2 talk 2 day or nite ill be there u can trust me always no matter what u go thru ill be there a friend always sticks by u thru thick and thin when u are feeling sad and blue ill be there friends are forever and for a life time god gives us friends to talk 2 and look up to for us 2 always have friends are forever when we have a friend like you god bless you
     
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