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>you have to be careful with the Microsoft stack, they would have you chasing your tail with the constant stream of new frameworks and tools.

It's not as if that couldn't be said about the other popular stacks as well.

Yes but not to the same extent, with MS frameworks there seems to be an amount of churn just for the sake of it. Just take a look at the way we write Windows apps: Win32, MFC, WTL, VB, WFC, Windows Forms, WPF, Store Apps, Universal Apps. I may have missed some in that list.

In fact that seems to be an explicit goal of the Web side of things

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