March 2, 2004 .net

Short, but Revealing, Interview of David Treadwell

David doesn’t get many questions to answer about the present and future of .NET, but the ones he gets asked, he answers well. My favorite:

As for code identity, I love the vision. But I’ll acknowledge that it hasn’t taken off as we’d hoped. When people tried to write partial-trust apps, it always turned out there was one thing they needed to do and couldn’t. We have to do more work to find the right scenarios where you can do a functional smart-client app that runs in partial trust and doesn’t require the user to micromanage permissions. In WinFX, I want to make it viable to write partial-trust apps that can do real things.

The emphasis is mine.

[via Don Box]