will .net ever be able to keep up?

Feb 11, 2008 at 8:46 AM
I actually learnt to program so that I could build facebook apps. crazy huh? i love it though. anyway, i sort of arbitrarily chose to work in .net, or really because it seemed an easier entry point. However, I find it frustrating that there is always such a delay with release updates to this toolkit when the php people have it so good. For instance, I think batch api calls are a great idea. I wish i could use it so i could get more operations in before the page request times out. Meanwhile, some api calls get missed altogether, e.g. timezone (i was able to add this myself and the patch is downloadable - we need it as fb:time is hopelessly unreliable). Was i naive to think the microsoft's buy-in to facebook would equate to better .net support? I'm not placing blame, I'm sure you guys are limited in time and resources to spend on updates. It's just frustrating and disappointing. Is this likely to change in the near future or should i start learning php...? sigh