Listen, if you’re going to try to attract software engineering talent by posting jobs, read this. And if you’re a developer and you still can’t get this right, quit. Yes, I have seen some of these on recent resumes for supposed “developers.”

I am talking about the Microsoft .NET Framework. That is pronounced as “dot net” and spelled with a period followed by upper-case NET. It is not:

  • .Net
  • dotNet
  • Microsoft NET
  • N.E.T.
  • .net (yes, Microsoft had some logos with this for a while but not anymore)

And while we’re at it:

  • It’s a software framework, not a programming language.
  • You can’t have 5 years experience in .NET 4, it just came out in 2010.
  • Stop listing your MCSD certification. 2005 was the last time it mattered.
  • There is no such thing as VB6.NET!


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