Veteran developer ditches Microsoft for open source
Posted by: Anonymous
on July 27, 2008 03:07 PM
Some of Gunderloy's remarks about Microsoft's tools echo what Charles Petzold (best-selling author of Windows programming books) has said - the Visual Studio Wizards lead to code bloat and the developer feeling he doesn't understand his own code. Petzold recommends starting each new application with an empty Visual Studio project.
These Wizards do what used to be called CASE (Computer-aided software engineering). That was the state of the art with 3rd generation computer languages, but it seems that with today's more expressive, object-oriented languages, we ought to have better.