After spending time listening to the Virtual ALT.NET Meeting last night, I decided that I needed to go ahead and join Twitter because I was clearly missing out on some interesting community discussion.
James Avery had already told me that he found it a great resource, but sometimes I guess I need to hear it from more than one place.
The tipping point for me was the discussion around the VB.NET development community and open source. There was a great discussion of issues at the VAN and it was kicked off because of the lively discussion that had occurred on Twitter a few hours earlier.
I wished I could have participated a little in the discussion but I’ve had a major cold over the last few days and I was a little drugged up on cold medication. I ended up leaving the meeting after an hour so I could retire for the night so I missed the last part. Some of the great discussion:
- VB.NET community involvement in open source
- Difficulties encountered when introducing new concepts like IoC and ORM to .NET developers that have not been exposed before.
- Mass Transit
- migratordotnet and the newer Fluent Migrator that is being worked on
I’ll definitely be attending the future VAN meetings and hope to participate.
You can find me on Twitter – darrenstokes.