“What is .NET programming?" : Object Trek: The Wrath of COM"
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I had originally intended to include this installment in my “Brief History of Code” series of code blogs as the final chapter, but quickly decided against it for a couple of reasons. I thought this was just a bit to far off-topic from the more generalized commentary in that series of blogs. This discussion was a topic that is more platform, computer language, and OS specific. It didn't seem to really fit the broader view.
The “History” blogs are intended to be an informative and entertaining commentary that masks their true purpose of being a well-disguised glossary. I also realized that I was having so much fun writing it, that it was quickly becoming quite long. Many people have often suggested to me that I should have been a novelist and it was showing. I really tried to be brief. So on that note, I wrote a new "Part 12", which is itself quite brief that you can now see posted.
The final and main reason rings on a more serious note. I was inspired to start a blog because of the meticulous effort put in by an individual in his own blog whom I had only known superficially through the MSDN forums. I never met the individual in person, although I had traded a couple of emails. His goal was similar to mine, which was to help absolute beginners in programming to get up and running.
Jeff made an impact on all who read his blog no matter your level of programming expertise. At least I know it made a significant difference in me. It spurred my mind to imagine the possibilities. Jeff made me realize that I had had a venue to continue my love of teaching in a whole new way. I was writing and editing this installment when I learned of his tragic passing. Within a day or two I realized that it was time to move on from the History blogs. and continue Jeff's goal.