, W3bbo wrote

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Right. But at risk of being labelled an intellectual snob, why are we, as professional developers, interested?

It is very worth while knowing what tools are avaiable.  Say for example one of your support tech needs to do something simple like query a database and write a list of outstanding calls to a web page, what you going to suggest?  Add it to our backlog, we'll get to it in two years.  Here's a copy of VS2010, good luck.  Or here is a simple tool, you can install in 5 that will pretty much guide you through the process and has a lot of template examples?

Just because your not going to use it, doesn't me you shouldn't know what exists.  Same goes for Lightswitch.