41 minutes ago, DeathByVisualStudio wrote
Microsoft seems to be thinking more like Xamarin these days so in some respects that's happening already. I love hearing Satya talk about the importance of developers being able to leverage their apps & assets across platforms and not being limited to just Microsoft's platforms. He seems to get it. Hopefully they will get around to acquiring Xamarin shortly and folding it into Visual Studio (Professional -- for free). Microsoft would win a lot of hearts and minds if they did that.
Yes, I agree. Kind of like NeXT buying Apple? :) Everything is changing. It's a great time to be in this field. We still live in the stone ages of computer science. But a new era is starting, I think. There is so much left to do, so many more advancements that can be made. Things that can lead to entire new markets that dwarf anything any tech company has ever made.
We don't need to be playing the same business tricks of the 90s and 80s. This shackles you to irrelevancy. We are moving towards a different era, one of increasingly intelligent systems that act optimally without explicit direction. And it's going to change the character of human civilization yet again. The big boys all want part of this.
But, somehow I think the next big advancement is going to come from a garage like it always does. No, Xamarin buying Microsoft doesn't seem all that far fetched after all. :)