I spent today exploring the dataflow through the web application, web services, and supporting Perl scripts and other executables. At this point, I’ve gotten through a few of the rendered ASP.NET pages, and down into the actual linguistic bits that I don’t really understand.
I have almost 10 pages of notes, most of which is for my own benefit. I am of the learning style where writing something down solidifies it in my memory. Right now I’m starting to develop a picture of the whole thing in my head. At the same time, I’m learning a bit about C# and the ASP.NET class hierarchy. Whee.
Gah. I am turning into a Windows developer.
Very little of the code is commented. Nick Coding Style™ requires that any code file be at least 25% comment. Ask Dan or Fritz if you don’t believe me.
ASP.NET 2003 produces HTML 4.0 code. That’s an 8-year-old standard. ASP.NET 2005 will use XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.1, but it’s only in beta right now, so we’re not about to start using it. Le sigh.
A lot of my suggested improvements would probably be in the code-cleaning and code-documenting departments. But then again I’m generally particular about such things.
I am also announcing that I will be starting a regular LJ series, “Reasons Why I Hate Windows”. The first few posts are already ready…