Happy new year!
There are no grudges in the breakup though. It’s all very amiable. There was a rocky patch when we had to develop with Webforms, and nested Ajax panels, which nearly finished us for good. But we came through it and after counselling, ALT .Net and MVC, things improved immensely. In later years we had a more flexible relationship and everyone agreed that open sourcing .Net Core would be for the best, and indeed it was.
But it has come to an end. I’ll be seeing a lot less of Bill Gates than I used to, and Visual Studio has been removed from my dev machine. We’ve been through our possessions, and we’ve agreed that I can keep VS Code for old time’s sake (and because it’s brilliant). I’ve even stopped using a windows machine for work, it’s a MacBook now. As the old song says, “there is a time for every purpose, under heaven” and I’m sorry to say it’s the time to take my leave of Microsoft (at least for now).