Story of the utility developer
A few years into my career, I noticed I was only working with the (even then) outdated “classic” ASP. I certainly did not want to work with ASP forever. This .NET thing was new and cool, and it seemed to fix 90% of my complaints with classic ASP. My company had various projects underway. One was a rather large (and important) Java project. I pulled a few strings and got put on the project.
I few things I should note: I would have preferred a .NET project at the time, but the company didn’t have one (I don’t recall if there wasn’t one, or just one that I could be placed on). I had done some work with Java back in college, yet I was worried it wouldn’t be smooth transition. I had worked exclusively with ASP and Visual Basic 6 (VB6) since college, and felt comfortable with those languages. In addition, .NET had VB.Net, the successor to VB6. Taking up Java at this time seemed a little...
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