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Not feeling the love, guys

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 2/14/2022

So I guess we are supposed to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of .NET this week. I found the Twitter hashtag that we are supposed to be using particularly grating: #dotNETLovesMe

No, no it doesn’t. #dotNETHatesMe. How do I know? I’m a VB.NET web developer. And .NET has freakin’ abandoned me. All the .NET Core (or whatever the f* it is called now) is not available to VB.NET developers. In fact, VB.NET is supported for very few scenarios. Console apps and WinForms. But not for mobile development and not for web development.

So no, .NET doesn’t love me. Or at least Microsoft doesn’t.