I’d expand and say ALT.NET also means some other things.
- An ALT.NET developer has written in Boo, IronPython, F# or some other out of the mainstream language.
- An ALT.NET developer has used Mono on Windows or elsewhere (Linux, OSX, Solaris, etc).
- An ALT.NET developer uses a Mocking framework.
- An ALT.NET developer would be using Castle Windsor before Enterprise Library’s ObjectBuilder.
- An ALT.NET developer has written code to talk to a database other than MSSQL.
What are you doing right now to become more ALT.NET?
Kar posses the question. I never feel like I do nearly enough. My Mocking Framework usage skills are weak. I don’t contribute to Castle nor Mono as much as I wish I did. What I’m doing right now is creating a DisplayShelf component for MonoRail. I was inspired to do this by CodeMash and I finally had the itch when I took photos of my newborn daughter.