I know this to be the case because I’ve done this myself. But I think I’ve had a change of heart.
Tip: if you setup VSCode in the cloud like I describe here:
you can literally code on a tablet.
When I was first exposed to Microsoft and dotnet back in 2004 there was an extremely high barrier to entry. You had to have a MSDN subscription, (which was $3000-5000 per year).
But today Microsoft has really changed their tune. You can get a free community edition of Visual Studio, you can sign up for the free tier on Azure and even DevOps is free up to a certain number of users.
One thing that I had forgotten about since I hadn’t done a great deal of dotnet development in almost 5 years was how much the IDE assists you. I can create a Model with 20 properties in about 10 minutes. The
prop snippet is your friend.
These are my personal opinions and I’m sure this “hit-piece” is going to cause some controversy but I think if you commit to taking a look at the “new” dotnet you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Thanks for reading and that's all y'all.