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There are some good third party software components out there, that have been developed over many years. Over the years, I personally have used www.devexpress.com with both Winforms and ASP.NET Webforms, www.telerik.com on ASP.NET Webforms and www.obout.com on ASP.NET Webforms. Let me make the distinction between components and tools. This post is about components that […]

I wish sometimes that Microsoft would just concentrate on its own products. Watching the Microsoft Windows saga over recent years, it appears to be far too interested in what its competitors are doing, to its own (and its customers) detriment. Let me explain. Microsoft is successful because of the huge success and installed user base […]

The C# vs VB.NET debate is as old as .NET itself, although thankfully appears to be calming down in recent years. When I started using .NET over 10 years ago, I started with VB.NET because although I had 6 years C experience from a previous life, I was also experienced with VB6 and VBA, so […]

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