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Been paid for developing for a couple decades, in addition to the assembly, Basic, and DB III I learned for the fun of it. Most of my professional career has been spent developing server systems and web applications.

Some things I have come to believe are:

  • Simplicity is hard, but oh so necessary
  • The hardest problem is understanding
  • Users are great, they keep you humble

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comment Will Java catch up with C#?
It's not a dig on Mono, but not all the .NET APIs are supported directly. While they are making headway, and have come quite a long ways, there are limitations--particularly in desktop applications. Not sure how close Mono has come or if it legally can come to implementing Winforms or WPF. However, for strictly server side work, I'm pretty sure it's compatible. Haven't looked into it recently.
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