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Microsoft Drives Away Developers

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Summary: With another foolish move Microsoft alienates those whom the company depends on the most

NOT so long ago we wrote about the demise of Mono and .NET, noting that even Microsoft shows some disinterest or a lack of commitment.



Oiaohm brought to our attention some important news (via IRC). He says regarding Windows 8: "I am expecting the screaming from the time of Windows 95 on DOS programmers."

He elaborates: "Reason I expect Windows 8 to be extreme is MS has lost control and will attempt another Windows 95 like event to get control back. Before Windows 95, MS was also getting massively cloned and competed with."

“Before Windows 95, MS was also getting massively cloned and competed with.”
      --Oiaohm
"More proof MS is killing .NET on the client," called it one person in USENET. "The development platform and tools strategy at Microsoft is getting increasingly complex," explained Mary Jo Foley. Seeing the pattern yet?

".NET will not go away on the server, but killing off the XAML team is€  another indication that .NET is being culled for client stuff," wrote one person.€ "Everything's moving towards HTML5 / Javascript. If developers don't€ like this idea and start leaving in droves, Redmond's downfall will be swift."

Here is another take on it. "Now let's see how mono copes," concludes Oiaohm. Mono will be the subject of our next post. It's a bad time to be a C# developer.

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