.NET with Scott Hunter Part 1

Play .NET with Scott Hunter Part 1

The Discussion

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    Raul

    Are you thinking about supporting Web with MAUI? You got the webassembly from Blazor and then you would need to implement the UI components on top of the web stack (something similar but without webassembly is being done by Google with Flutter).

    These are very interesting times indeed! I love the way .NET is evolving and an UI framework for iOS, Android, Windows and Web sounds incredible!!

    Keep the great job. I've being programming with .NET since .NET 1.0 and it has always been a good decision. Now it even looks better.

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    Bill Paxton

    Sounds good. I assume we can look forward to WinForms on the web?

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    Denny

    Thanks for the discussion! .NET MAUI will be part of .NET 5, right?

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    weitzhandler
    I'm not pleased at all with MAUI (Xamarin.Forms) becoming part of the .NET.
    Besides its lack of support for web, its control object model is a mess, and is not desktop friendly at all.
    WinUI and Uno Platform are far better engineered.
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    ChrisGuy
    Having been a C# .NET developer for 18 years, I have seen the language and framework develop in to the most powerful and easy to develop professional applications. I selected C# over Java because of the ease in which you could integrate existing Windows applications and libraries.

    What is needed for cross platform development is C++/CLI for LINUX (and others). When Microsoft introduced Managed C++ with .NET in 2002 the technology was awkward and kludgy but the move to C++/CLI with VS2005 was a game changer. I was able to reuse existing code and libraries while developing new ones in C#. I even managed to get 8086 assembler to call C# methods through C and C++/CLI. I could develop new interface components in .NET WinForms and integrate them in to existing native MFC applications which allowed for a rapid development cycle.

    This makes .NET and C# the go to language and framework for Windows but trying to do the same in LINUX is not a good experience. There was an unfinished port of C++/CLI in LINUX that was, I think, a Microsoft funded student summer project. The needs to be dusted off and added to GCC or supported under Visual Studio to leverage the millions of existing C++ applications that already exist in LINUX.

    In my opinion C# is the best language for professional software development but it is rare that new software is developed in a vacuum, there are always existing components that need to be integrated and having that option opens a whole new world of possibilities.
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    Cristian Luis

    I am sad only for one reason, the large mass of office and administrative programmers who need quick solutions and use VB.net are a little forgotten.

    Every evolution of .Net if you are inclined towards C #, I consider it an excellent language, but for the day to day VB.net is still better and deserves a good place in .Net with the evolution of its dialect.

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    dave

    Very exciting indeed, but agree that VB should be included as well....

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    Axel

    tl;dl

    Too much chit-chat for my taste. The video I winded forward many times and finally quit.

    I would have preverred a written version, so I would have been able to skim the text.

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    Sylvester

    I realize that I am listening rather late to this interview...and while I am happy that .net continues to evolve into a powerful stack for multi platform application development, I am disappointed that professional VB.NET programmers and shops like mine that have used VB from its version are having our businesses destroyed by the insistence to deny investment in the VB.NET Language and this interview only demonstrates that insistence to me.

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