From James Gregory:
“…if we only code to what the lowest-common-denominator can do then we’re never going to get anywhere. “
The context of this quote is doing a rehash of the old DataSet versus anything else argument. One pro-DataSet argument is simply that that’s what our developers know. It’s also another take on the common ORM, IoC, and TDD just can’t be cost effective or maintainable because our developers don’t know that stuff issue.
If you have to have a mission statement for ALT.NET, I like this quote from the NYC ALT.NET summit this past weekend: “raise the lowest common denominator for the .Net community.” If we really think that ORM, IoC, TDD and whatever else is valuable and more productive, let’s get more people familiar with this stuff instead of compromising.