Monday, July 23, 2012

Some thoughts on the Metro UI in Visual Studio 2012

The Metro UI in the Visual Studio 2012 is horrible  The icons and graphics make navigating a solution nearly impossible. The Light Theme and Dark Theme are equally unreadable. The geniuses that came up with this UI concept should be tarred and feathered. Even with the improvements in search and the solution explorer I still find myself being less productive because I have to study each file to make sure that’s what I want to work with. Lets not even start on the ALL CAPS MENU, really?

I appreciate the IDE improvements but how about a choice? Dear Microsoft, Metro doesn’t work for everything. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Resurrecting the Blog

It’s been about two years since I lasted posted anything to this blog. A lot of life changes have occurred during the time both professionally and personally. I have time once again to devote to content and .Net articles.

This is an exciting time in the .Net community, Azure and the cloud are gaining momentum. Azure is head and shoulders above any other cloud offering in terms of functionality and ease of entry.

Windows 8 is just around the corner and whether you are a fan of Metro or not (to me it feels bolted on as an after thought), there a ton of new features that developers can leverage to bring their customers.

So keep an eye on this space over the next few weeks I’ll begin to ramp up the articles and commentary.