Sep 24, 2010, 16:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Newman)
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"The community is sick, poisoned by the component vendors with
closed source software "solutions" and stymied by Microsoft
themselves who are so cleverly changing just fast enough to keep
developers from solving problems themselves.
"Third party vendor support forums are swamped with questions
like "I put a GridView onto my CallBack control and now I get a
ViewState is corrupt error". The real answer to this question is
not the one supplied: "this is fixed in the next version". The real
answer is of course "STOP USING SO MANY ILL-CONCEIVED ABSTRACTIONS
AND LEARN FROM YOUR PEERS HOW THE #@$#@% WEB WORKS!".
"Also stop using codeplex it's not real open source! Real open
source isn't submitting a patch and waiting/hoping that one day it
might be accepted and merged into the main line."