I was much excited when I heard the announcement about Dotnet 3.0. Microsoft showed a lot of magic and facinated everyone including me and you, with the release of DotNet 2.0. So I had been expecting much fun when I started looking deep into DotNet 3.0. When I had a closer look, I saw that it is "Old beer in new bottle". There is nothing REALLY new in Dot Net 3.0. No improvements in framework, CLR. It is just a packaging magic, where WinFx was added to the PACKAGE of Dotnet and it became 3.0 Dotnet 3.0 includes the following.
- 2.0 CLR
- 2.0 Base Class Library
- ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0, Windows Forms 2.0
- VB 8.0 and C# 2.0
Here are the new sweets
- Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
- Windows Workflow Foundation (WinWF)
- Windows CardSpace
But the question remains unanswered. Are these really new? These are the sweets we have already tasted. So is it just a re-packing? How is this re-packing going to help me as a developer? Does it really matters to have all these packed into a single gift pack?
I dont mind having my cofee and biscuits in two different packs. I am happy as long as i get them both. Well, if u serve me in a sigle pack, thats fine..I am not excited.