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GeneralThe environment block used to start a process cannot be longer than 65535 bytes. Pin
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Back in September 2003, I was very new to ASP.Net, having been using VB6 or VBScript/ASP before that. I'd done a couple of very basic "Hello world, how are you today?" (i.e. a bit more than Hello World) websites but had a genuine (personal) need to write something meatier. I needed a tool that would read an email inbox, extract messages, parse out, resize and save image attachments, extract the email HTML content, insert formatted details about the sender and the subject, put it all in a WYSIWYG editor and allow me to send the combined thing to a database-hosted mailing list. So quite a few discrete areas, plus some client-side trickiness. I managed it in about 3 weeks, not having used C# before. I've been using the tool since then, initially daily but for the past 5 years just weekly, with virtually zero changes and no significant bugs.

However it irked me that the quality of the code was simply appalling. So last night I sat down and rewrote it from scratch, in three hours. It works better, faster, without barfing over jpg vs. jpeg file extensions, or complaining about BASE64 encoding quirks, and without messing up tabs, em-dashes and other characters in the email texts. I've used some 3rd party components, but back in 2003 I wouldn't have known where to even start looking for them, let alone how to integrate them into my own code.

OK, one would hope I'd sped up a bit from a rookie coder, but it really underlines to me the value that experience brings (plus, it must be said, the evolution from VisualStudio2000 to VS2019).
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Generala near perfect day (in sonnet form) Pin
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