Resume Dream Catchers
For your historical, or hysterical, information, here are some interesting release dates that can help you catch those "embellished" resumes. As of August, 2009, anyone who claims to have ten or more years experience with .NET had better have a matching "Microsoft" entry on their resume. If not, they either must have worked for one of the MS Elite level partners or should utter the magic acronyms “NGWS“ and “ASP+“! Likewise, any non Microsoftie who claims 13 or more years experience using Visual Studio should be regarded with suspicion! More than 10 years of XML? Did they work for the W3C, perhaps? If not, well, ....
NOTE: Please feel free to comment with corrections for any mistakes or significant omissions!
Microsoft .NET Release dates:
- NGWS, ASP+: May 2000
- Microsoft announces .NET: June 22, 2000
- Beta 1: November 20, 2000
- Beta 2: June 18, 2001
- Version 1.0: January 16, 2002
- Version 1.1: April 9, 2003
- ATL 1.0: July 1996 (Visual C++ 4.2a)
- ATL 2.0: October 1996 (Visual C++ 5.0)
- Released with Windows 2000
- February 17, 2000 (Beta version may have existed somewhat before this date)
Released with Windows NT 4.0 (was called "Network OLE" at that time) in August 1996
September 1997, was previously called "OLE 2"
1992. was introduced with Windows 3.1
Microsoft first released Visual Studio in 1997
Visual C++ 1.0:
Visual Basic 1.0:
Some time in 1991
C++ was written by Bjarne Sroustrup at Bell Labs during 1983-1985. The term C++ was first used in 1983.
C came into being in the years 1969-1973
Version 1.0 of the XML Specification was approved by the W3C in 1998. It was barely an idea in 1996. Some might have used it experimentally in 1997. Finally, in 1998, the W3C approved Version 1.0 of the XML specification and a new language was born.