VS 2005 and .Net 2.0. Late into the bandwagon

A little over an year ago, I was introduced to the world of VS 2003, and .NET. And should I say my world has changed for ever. From some one who religiously and zealously
supported the cause of open source, Linux and c, to a hardcore .NET programmer for windows, I came a long long way in a short time.

Now when I thought VS 2003, with its share of faults (by god web deployment), was the tool, I came across VS 2005. And I should tell you, it is impressive. Though I haven't used it(currently porting my previous .net1.1 to .net2.0), the array of features it provides for an application developer are truly amazing.

I am sure, what would take me a week to code earlier can be done in three days in using the new IDE. Isn't that simply beautiful. I believe the words of Andy Rooney "Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.", in both words and spirit. This is one of those few cases where I have to concede is a true exception.

I know there are many Microsoft bashers waiting to tear me apart, but hold on guys I am no more a Microsoft supporter than you are but I am one who appreciates the quality of a product. So please leave your anti Microsoft stance for a moment, and explore this beautiful world of VS 2005.

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