C# Express; born this day At 1 am PST. Although one of a set of fraternal quintuplets, it is clearly the most beautiful and the one with the brightest future in front of it.
I hope the this is something everyone here can download it and try out. Another important thing to know about is the new ladybug system. Through this tool you can send us praise, money, even the occasional love letter. Please use it. We're so lonely in here. They've had us locked up for the last two months, and the chains are really starting to chafe.
The best way to send one of these messages to us, right under the noses of our masters, is to disguise it through a suggestion or a bug report. I promise you that if one of those notes lands in my lap you'll get a nice personal response from me. You'll know through my oh so subtle use of code appended to every message:
" -- Cyrus (<a HREF="/cyrusn">Touch the monkey!</a>)"
For those who are interested, C# express is a pretty full featured experience for a C# hobbyist. It comes with the C# editor, debugger and compiler, and for many people that should be more than enough. In fact, I think it's far more than anyone deserves. You should writeyour own compiler, (or just write in raw IL/assembly). And, as I've shown before a debugger is actually a hindrence to a good developer. So really what you get out of the express sku is a good C# editor. And in the end, that's all you really need.
So run over and pick yourself up a copy. They make great stocking stuffers, and you know grandma and grandpa will love 25 MB of digital joy over the normal crap they usually get. Ah heck, take two, we won't mind.