18 minutes ago, wastingtimewithforums wrote
Identity and SignalR? When someone says "PHP", do you think about HipHop and Parrot?
In the real world, when you say of ASP.NET everyone thinks Webforms and MVC. The number of Webforms-projects in the wild is huge. So it's quite disingenuous telling everyone that "ASP.NET is open sourced" when a crucial part of it isn't.
That would be like making Windows RT free of cost and tell everyone "WINDOWS IS FREE NOW!"
Compilers and programming languages are dime a dozen. Average developers are hyped because they think they can run their .NET Windows programs now officially and without any fuss on Mac and Linux. But without Winforms and WPF that's obviously not the case.
Yet another compiler in the wild doesn't really phase anybody.
Once people realize what the package really consists of, the hangover will be palpable.