I started my programming career fortunately and unfortunately with VB6. Fortunately, because it taught me a lot of things, about Windows OS (apart from programming for Windows), threading and other fundamentals (for which my 6 months CDAC diploma was grossly insufficient). And unfortunately, because it wasn’t an OO language, so I didn’t know what I was losing.

Obviously, 3 and a half years of experience in VB6 made me painfully realize that OO (or the coveted Java language) pays you more and has concepts like Design Patterns, which were difficult for me to understand then, because of my non OO background.

Thankfully, Microsoft came up with a great platform, .Net and a good language, C# for us poor souls (or for its own good?), and I’ve been happily coding on the .Net platform, for the last 5+ years, right through versions 1.0 to 3.5. And finally, the world treats me as an equal to my Java cousins.

Still, sadly, most of the good and advanced programming concepts which I learned, like ORM, IoC, AOP… came from, guess where? I am now starting to get a bit disillusioned with the whole MS platform, because of many reasons, so can’t say how long my love lasts with it…

  1. parag medsinge
    January 5, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Hi Manoj

    How are you, nicely maintained blog !! Happy new year !!! How are you ?

    • mmwaikar
      January 5, 2009 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks, I am good here. Sorry, I didn’t accept some of your invitations from some of the web-sites, but I try to avoid joining any of such sites. I’ve got 3 mail-ids those are more than enough 🙂 that’s the reason why I don’t even join Orkut.

      Mail me sometimes in detail about ur job and the job market in India. Hope all’s good at ur end too. Keep in touch.

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