MSFT p..ed me off

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by plarusa, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. plarusa macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Several years back, I followed Bill's advice and learned to cope with the intricacies of MFC, ATL and COM. Just as I was getting the hang of it, he decides to replace all this technology with .NET bloatware. If you don't believe me when I say bloatware, experiment with Vista. This monster has the largest memory footprint (512M to run), and is a poor emulation of OS X (desktop composition, new printing model, expose like feature..). Well, I am not about to adopt this new non sense. I am joining the Apple camp, and will learn objective C :mad:.
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Sorry to hear that you went through such trouble.

    I know Vista'a a pig. Won't even run quickly on an Alienware laptop with 3G of RAM and a Geforce 6800 Ultra.

    But you'll jump through lots of hoops as a Mac programmer. At least if you don't use Apple's tools.
  3. cait-sith macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2004
    That's just the way it goes -- keeps them in business.

    A few years down the road they will obsolete .NET and replace it with something entirely different.

    COM definitely has it's share of limitations, though. Coding .NET stuff is more enjoyable, but doesn't run as fast I find.

    Apple development is rather tricky, and objective-c is a strange duck. Xtools is no picnic to learn either. I've always been a fan of command-line gnu tools and textwrangler for my development efforts, because it keeps things simple. Some would call that archaic, but I've tried the alternative giant IDEs and they are no replacement for solid coding practices and skill.
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Welcome to the Apple camp plarusa! :)

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