12-27-2003, 05:39 PM
Could someone tell me whether it's 'worth' updating to .NET 2003 from .NET 2002 right now (from the point of view of VB.NET and/or ASP.NET developer).
I read all that articles by Microsoft about security, etc. enhancement but wanted to hear someone who was developing in .NET 02 then switched to .NET 03 and said something like "yes, I see the improvements"
12-27-2003, 05:45 PM
I did it when it cost $30 US. Just the true shifting ops was enough for me. :p
But seriously, there are loads of new goodies. Plus, major bugfixes in the 02 IDE.
12-28-2003, 05:24 AM
Thanks for the feedback.
12-28-2003, 08:23 PM
Before deciding to upgrade to 2003, I suggest you look at this (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/productinfo/roadmap.aspx), it shows the versions of Visual Studio Microsoft is releasing and what purposes their designed for, "Whidbey"(2004) will be out soon, probably later in the year and "Orcas"(2005) will be out around about when Windows Longhorn comes out, from an ASP.Net developers point of view, you may want to wait for Whidbey since it has better support for ASP.Net and SQL Server.
12-28-2003, 08:58 PM
As long as they keep offering cheap upgrades, why wait?
12-29-2003, 02:07 AM
Well, it's not that expensive now, indeed.
I just feel a bit "embarrassed" by the fact the almost every year there
seem to be a new version and every time it's going to be surely anounced as a small revolution. No-no I'm not a conservative or something, it just doesn't directly give me the feeling the current version I'm working with is not "raw", "solid" enough or so. I'd personally be more comfortable with the service packs for the already existing name.
12-29-2003, 06:44 AM
You are not alone. I'm told this has been a very big issue on the private boards at Microsoft, which is probably at least partially responsible for the cheap upgrade prices. A compromise on Microsofts part I guess. :-\
12-29-2003, 06:52 AM
Yeah, if I'm not mistaken the upgrade to .NET 2003 Professional was
several hundred $$ just a fraction of time ago (by the way one still have a chance to shell out "some more" then $ 30:
01-02-2004, 02:41 AM
Just in case, there's yet another link to Whidbey descripition, may be would be interesting for someone: