Well, Oracle is officially tossed into the trash bin of providers in .NET 4.0. That?s fine by me, I've not seen an Oracle installation in about 8 years and don?t really care to. Between SQL Server and all the other top notch options, not really sure why anyone needs Oracle anyway. Aside from that a lot of my work has been for highly distributed web applications that decimate RDBMSs anyway. Alternatives where needed, and relational data just doesn?t cut it a lot of the time once scale achieves a certain level.
In other news, will VB survive? That is a good questions? Do I care? No, not really. I don't really have anything against the language, but don't have anything for it either. With what has been wrecked and wrought over the years because of that language, I'm perfectly content to wave it farewell – BUT – alas Lisa Feigenbaum the PM in .NET Managed Languages Group assures us that it does have a life.
In other news, it is time to call it a day and head out for some brew and entertainment.