Friday, November 23, 2007

Call me an old timer
With new fangled ASP.NET, high end IDEs, wizards and code generators, the learning curve is high compared to the older times where a simple web based application can be created in a matter of minutes with PHP and MySQL.

VS2005 takes web development to a new paradigm, where you follow the model of a regular GUI application development. You add event handers to the various 'controls' in your ASP.NET project. It is usually not very visible on what happens then. Some times, your validation logic that you had attached executes on the client side, and sometimes on the sever side based on the browser capabilities. This results in complication.

At-least this is what I gather on my first attempt to learn ASP.NET. This is in addition to evaluating Ruby on rails, PHP, Perl from which I will be deciding on one to suite my needs.

How I wish for the older days where a plain old server side script just simply executed on only the, well, server!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Going forward...

Happy Diwali to anyone who has managed to reach this site!

With this being a long weekend, by next novel that I recently read was NEXT by Michael Crichton, based on the new advances that are being made in the world of genetic engineering and the implications of their effects in the social world. Good read which changes the perspective of the darker side of generic engineering in the ever changing world.