C#DevDaysEntity FrameworkFrameworksHibernate / nHibernateUncategorized

Survey. Which frameworks do you use in .Net projects?

Later this week I will be doing a talk at the Microsoft DevDays conference at the Congrescentrum in Den Haag. This talk is titled Navigating through the hypes, Software architectures and patterns to help avoiding your projects to crash. Read more about it at www.devdays.nl.

Please fill in the little survey I’m conducting at
Survey: Which frameworks do you use in .Net projects?

Benefits and pitfalls of using frameworks

In short, during this talk I will address both the benefits and pitfalls of applying frameworks to your projects. Be it Microsoft frameworks, open source frameworks or even self developed frameworks, there’s always a catch.

image

What if you require additional features that aren’t implemented in the framework? What if you decide that another framework would have been better and want to switch halfway your project? What if the author of your favorite open source framework suddenly stops developing? What if the framework contains bugs or omissions? And what if a new version of the framework is released that is implemented totally different? These and many more everyday problems will cause your project to come to a halt, or at least make you perform serious refactoring.

So, I will address some pragmatic software architectures and patterns that will help your projects to stay away from framework problems, and how to make your code less dependent of framework choices.

Which frameworks do you use?

This brings me to my question to you. I’m curious to which frameworks you use – Microsoft, open source and / or own developed, and what your experiences are with these frameworks. Where they helpful, challenging or just plain crap?

Please fill in the little survey I’m conducting at
Survey: Which frameworks do you use in .Net projects?