Or to put it another way – my head is about to explode…
Ok – In real terms I am on day 9 of my new role and my return to being a developer. I have learnt the following:
- I am very much enjoying looking at code again
- I am currently terrible at writing code (C# or Visual Basic)
- We shipped a lot of new apis and improvements to the languages since .NET Framework 1.1 (somehow the delta never looked quite as big when I was mainly thinking architecture rather than code)
- The world of development has massively moved on.
- There is more quality information to help developers out there than ever before – blogs, videos, screencasts etc. I am grateful to all those content producers in the community.
- Official documentation from MS is still very good – but it has gaps and far less samples than I would like.
- I am falling for Visual Basic 2008 (and I speak as someone with a ; heritage – although I also did a lot with 4GLs)
- Microsoft product groups are releasing APIs faster than I can discover they have released them 🙂
How are you all doing?