The F# information rich programming concept was kind of an eye opener for me. It makes a lot of sense to strongly type external data sources in this way. I find it very interesting to watch where F# is going, even though I don't use it myself.
I also want to +1 Luna's comment about the contrived C# code. A dishonest comparison like this is far from the best way to win over new developers. I'm sure you can do better.
Mar 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I've been using VS11 beta since it came out and, although my initial reaction to the new theme was to recoil, I've gotten used to it after a day or two. I wouldn't say it's better than 2010 but it's good enough. I do think that icons are more difficult to recognize, but I make a point of minimizing mouse usage anyways. There's also a consistency problem when you have extensions and they provide colorful icon, but I guess that's unavoidable.
So yeah, I don't understand why the change was made, but it's okay and I'm not complaining. I think that the various IDE improvements outweight the minor discomfort caused by the theme change.
I love the solution navigator and have been using it for a while, but I've learnt a lot from this video, thanks!
... now, how about using a demo solution that respects .net naming guidelines?