Skellywag

Monday, November 14, 2005

Edit --> Preferences --> Code

I like coding when:

  • I get results immediately
  • the tools chain together nicely
  • there are plenty of examples to get me started

I dislike coding when:

  • the project takes 10 minutes to rebuild
  • the project takes 10 minutes to refactor a single variable name
  • the tools required to generate boilerplate code are buried away somewhere random
  • it takes a whole day to write the code to display a list of data records on a web form
  • I must generate boilerplate code manually
  • there is no documentation anywhere
Right now, ASP.NET/C# 2.0, while better than 1.1, still feels clunky. I think perhaps that the nature of database-driven web programming is fundamentally dull, compared to 'purer' applications. All that dull data retrieval, all that dull input validation. Urgh.


2 Comments:

  • Have you examined Ruby on Rails?

    By Blogger Pondskater, at 10:58 am  

  • Not yet, but I intend to in the new year.
    Ruby seems like a polished Python. If that is a good metaphor...

    By Blogger Skellywag, at 11:45 pm  

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