Archive for August, 2005

ASP.NET misunderstandings part II: Wrong simplifications

My last post received a rather long comment from whose article I referred to in my post. Although I rarely respond to my feedback in public, I wish to do so in this case. This is mostly because Mr. Kortelainen replied in a professional manner – in a way that allows reasonably useful discussion […]

August 21, 2005 В· Jouni Heikniemi В· One Comment
Posted in: .NET

Why ASP.NET still has a long way to go

People just don't get it. Every week I bump into a living example of a person who has enormous misconceptions on what's going on in the web development world. If you can read Finnish, take a look at's ASP.NET tutorial. Among the text, it is stated that (translation mine) "The most important difference between […]

August 7, 2005 В· Jouni Heikniemi В· 2 Comments
Posted in: .NET

Public vs. private beta testing

In late July Microsoft published IE 7 beta 1. But what? It's not public! Now it's time to scream! Really, reading the IE team blog's post with all its comments is… enlightening. I'm a bit surprised we've got to the point where people start whining when a beta isn't public – it's not like public […]

August 6, 2005 В· Jouni Heikniemi В· Comments Closed
Posted in: General