Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Microsoft's new APIs
Author: Jeremy Bowers Posted: 8/12/1999; 6:36:53 AM Topic: Microsoft's new APIs Msg #: 9377 (In response to 9357) Prev/Next: 9376 / 9378
Of course, this fast and easy development tool will be very featureful:
- Eliminates browser incompatibility issues by working only with Internet Explorer 5 and above. Of course, we support other browsers. All you'll have to do is completely implement all functionality in the way the other browser wants it.
- On that note, seamlessly integrate your existing applications into a web framework by using over 10 ActiveX controls in the "hello world" application. Or you can implement all shipped ActiveX controls in ASP for cross-browser compatibility...
- Justify upgrading your networks and servers by running automatically generated bloated code on your server, and sending automatically generated bloated non-standard Microsoft HTML to your clients! Your network administrators will love you!
- Violate a whole boatload of standards simply by selecting "Project: New" and watching the tons of generated code fly by!
- Bring all the complexity of Windows programming to the web while throwing away most of the benefits, such as native executable speed.
- Increase your options in the crashing department! Now, not only can the kernal, device drivers, input/output devices, Windows Explorer, system tray applications, or the application executable can crash, ruining your work, so can the browser!... adding new levels of productivity.
Coming soon!... honest!
On a non-humorous note, I honestly don't think Microsoft can simply make it "easier" to work on web projects. I think they'll only make it much, much harder to do, unless you want to do exactly one of the 8 pre-generated templates. ASPs aren't really all that hard right now.
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