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Comment: Re: Test of Time (Score 1) 181 181

var is useful when used with factory functions. Makes changing the type returned by your factory function much easier if all the calls use "var x = MyFactory.GetConnection("foo");" Otherwise you may find yourself replacing 3000 SqlConnection declarations with DbConnection as we had to do.

Comment: Re: MS has been late to every recent tech movement (Score 1) 421 421

Why are you locked in? If you have web services calling web services it doesn't really matter what a web service is written in. There are some nice .net platforms that don't come from MS, like ServiceStack or Nancy. Even the MS Mvc.Net platform is mono compatible (and was already open source) so you can run Linux with docker running 6 instances of your service.

Comment: Re: MS has been late to every recent tech movement (Score 1) 421 421

Depends on what you mean. We don't use linq to sql because you're not sure of the sql you'll generate. Linq to objects is quite nice. Joining two lists of objects in memory automatically rather than writing your own low level code to copy things over is awesome.

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