A .NET Love Story

Originally posted in 2005

I have a managed heap of memories regarding you - none of which are IDisposable.  Therefore I am compiling my references, and persisting them to you in this file, which is ISerializable and will last for generations (at most 3).

I remember how I met you... heartbroken over java (how slow that old relationship was).  When I first heard of you, I heard you were COOL.  Then I found out how diverse you were in so many languages.  You marshalled right over to my world.  How easy it was for you to communicate over so many platforms!  You understood my profile, and now I could see sharp-ly into your IIdentity.

You took me to your visual studio - it was RAD.  So many views and hidden regions!  You were so organized with your task list.  I love how everything was color coded.  It was in that environment when I broke down and stated: "You auto-complete me..."

We had our bugs to work out - we were not the exception.  One time you thought we had a break-point.  But we would continue to try.  Nothing went unhanlded.  We caught everything, and finally we come to this moment.

How do you do it?  You stay true to so many standards, yet manifest so much.  You have such class!  There is no other type like you.  As I reflect about you, I see that you have many methods - some very internal, some private, and some very protected.  Some of your ways are too abstract to know.  But what is public about you, anyone can see why you encapsulate so much inside.  From what I derive, we can override anything (unless we sealed it).

Let's not box ourselves into the typical cast.  We should look to the future - is it generic?  I don't know - I may be partial.  I will have to iterate over this until I yield.

How long will we survive?

while (this!=null)
{ continue; }

Comments (7)

  1. Isuru says:

    hahahah…this is awesome!

  2. It started in 2001... says:

    I met .net while teaching a Visual Basic 6 course at an Ikon Educational Center.  A student mentioned a rumor about something COOL (Common Object-Oriented Language, later to be knows as CLR) coming out from Microsoft.  Then I discovered C#, and the rest is history.  Actually, truly history, as my future seems aligned now with HTML5 🙂  

  3. Very nice it was good to hear you had no leaked memory issues.

    Well you were the applet of her eye.

  4. Se habla C#? Un POCO? You throw me onto the heap and queue me up. I feel so generic at times, but then I realized it wasn't you, it wasn't even me (as my vb friends told me it was) it was this. This relationship that is. This relationship is a wonderful thing even with all of its ++ and –'s and ins and outs

  5. palermo4 says:

    I entered the relationship with .NET by creating an XML processing workflow engine for an industrial e-commerce site.  That lead to me co-authoring two books:  http://www.amazon.com/…/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_11

  6. ChrissyCodes says:

    I just started that relationship… it ended crappy. SEE? http://aka.ms/angryturds

  7. arsh says:

    i  fall in love on net 10 years back and  we never met but we wr in  touch almost every day   just few days back somthn wrong went and we dont talk each other now i honestly miss her and miss her a lot : (

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