FMS TotalSource... a pretty cool idea
Not too long ago I got a www.xtras.net
subscription and all I can say is I wish I'd have known about it earlier. Since things are greatly discounted there (and not the OEM spam crap but legit discounts) I'm willing to try stuff I might hestitate to otherwise. So I downloaded the trial version of FMS's total Source. I always had doubts about it b/c, well, as a programmer I should be able to write my own code. Well, I'm glad I checked it out. The thing is organized really well and it's like chock full of every common task you'd ever want to do. I really wish I would have gotten this two and a half years ago when I was first learning .NET. It's kinda like OpennetCF for the desktop although from what I can tell it doesn't wrap a whole lot of P/Invoke stuff. I've got to flip through it some more before I reach a final verdict, but so far, everything I've seen is really cool and the code base looks like a real steal considering the price. And when you look at what you get, you realize that the amount of work that Opennetcf has done and the value it's provided to the community (for Free I might add) is nothing short of amazing.