.NET: Who cares?

No more .NET articles on this blog, unless something really interesting happens. Most of the .NET posts are there by accident; I accidentally ended up doing nothing but .NET build and release management work.

It’s just not likely that there’s a great deal of .NET developers who:

  • care about deployment and CI matters
  • want to read blogs about deploying .NET code
  • want to read blogs about deploying .NET code written by a Unix Systems Administrator
  • actually get around to reading this one

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not bashing Microsoft. C# is a fine language, their database system seems pretty solid, and Microsoft’s build/deploy story has come a long way since the early days of .NET.

It’s just not my tribe. Java, Ruby and Unix systems are, though. So I’m writing about them.

If you do care, and want to tell me how you’re a .NET developer who misses my contributions to the .NET community, I’ll be delighted to read your comments and guest posts. Otherwise, Scott Hanselman’s blog is over here.

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5 thoughts on “.NET: Who cares?

  1. wolf++ says:

    Maybe not a great number of developers, but I’ll raise my hand and say I’m interested in the bullet points you listed.

  2. simpsonjulian says:

    Wolf, thank you for being first to raise your hand. That’s a useful data point that you’ve given me. And thanks for reading 🙂

  3. I think you sell yourself short. More .NET devs need the CI religion. Often good religion comes from the *nix direction (don’t all good things flow from the ‘nix?) so I say, blog about what you know and what makes you happy. Don’t worry about the audience. I think you’ve got a voice and something to say.

  4. Igor Brejc says:

    Another hand raised…

  5. And one more. You’d be surprised at how much CI is happening in the .NET space, especially with TFS increasing it’s reach.

    You might want to check out codeplex.com and a few of the projects there as well – tfsdeployer, buildmmonitor and more.

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