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Do you use other people's components   [Edit]

Survey period: 21 Oct 2002 to 27 Oct 2002

There are zillions of third party components in the market - both free and commercial. Do you use them, or do you prefer to write yourself.

OptionVotes% 
I use whatever 3rd party components will do the job.15219.05
I'll use whatever supported and documented components that will do the job.26332.96
I'll use 3rd party components only when there's no other choice.29436.84
I never use 3rd party stuff - I write my own.8911.15



 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Davide Zaccanti20-Oct-02 20:27
Davide Zaccanti20-Oct-02 20:27 
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Shog920-Oct-02 21:44
sitebuilderShog920-Oct-02 21:44 
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John Aldrich21-Oct-02 15:56
John Aldrich21-Oct-02 15:56 
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Daniel 'Tak' M.21-Oct-02 2:44
Daniel 'Tak' M.21-Oct-02 2:44 
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Navin21-Oct-02 3:05
Navin21-Oct-02 3:05 
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Paul Watson21-Oct-02 21:54
sitebuilderPaul Watson21-Oct-02 21:54 
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George22-Oct-02 4:16
George22-Oct-02 4:16 
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Paul Watson22-Oct-02 4:30
sitebuilderPaul Watson22-Oct-02 4:30 
George wrote:
You are mistaking the frameworks and the components here. .NET is not a third party component by any means.

The .NET Framework is essentially a set of components made my Microsoft, a 3rd party Smile | :)

Obviously I am not talking about IL, GC etc. etc. But System.Xml, System.Data, System.FUBAR etc. are all collections of code which can be re-used as needed, just like a 3rd party component.

Also currently the .NET Framwork is treated much as a 3rd party component with many of our clients. A: They do not want it on their hosting server until all the bugs are out and B: They are afraid that if we go bang and have developed a .NET app then they will not be able to easily find a developer who knows .NET to maintain and extend the solution. Same story with 3rd party components.

Also if you consider that any properly made piece of code I do in .NET is as "valid" and "real" as a Microsoft class/struct/whatever then what is the diff.?

Anyway so that is what I was getting at. That the issue is not source code but trust. We treat collections of code from Microsoft differently to how we treat it from other 3rd parties, like Dundas. The .NET Framework classes are just a bigger collection of components than we normally handle and we treat it more as a system.

That is why I asked about MFC and ATL etc.


George wrote:
It is still a great library, and it actually does come with full source code.

What if source code was not available for MFC? Would it's adoption have been as thorough?

Paul Watson
Bluegrass
Cape Town, South Africa

GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Navin23-Oct-02 4:09
Navin23-Oct-02 4:09 
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George24-Oct-02 16:54
George24-Oct-02 16:54 
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Patrick Lassalle23-Oct-02 3:12
Patrick Lassalle23-Oct-02 3:12 
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Patrick Lassalle23-Oct-02 23:53
Patrick Lassalle23-Oct-02 23:53 

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