Programming Zealots

I was reading a blog post the other day -- well, it was more of a rant, actually -- about the evils of using regions in your .NET code. The guy had joined a team that used regions as one of their programming conventions, and he refused (rudely, I thought) to abide by the team's … Continue reading Programming Zealots

Should You Use 3rd-Party Controls and Frameworks? – Final Word?

I've done some more thinking about whether or not to use 3rd-party controls (see my original post, and this follow up) and I believe I have some "rules of thumb" that make sense now. My re-evaluation of my position on this has come because the EntitySpaces team announced that they would no longer continue the … Continue reading Should You Use 3rd-Party Controls and Frameworks? – Final Word?

Should You Use 3rd-Party Controls and Frameworks? – Follow-Up

The very next day after I wrote my original post on using 3rd-party controls, the EntitySpaces team announced that they would no longer continue the framework and would make it open source by the end of 2012. Yikes! Now what? I have 2 choices - do nothing with my existing code and continue to use … Continue reading Should You Use 3rd-Party Controls and Frameworks? – Follow-Up