@Fabio Galuppo: Erik was a Partner at the company. That's something most employees never achieve...
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@mdonatas: @wandreas: As you know, Erik is fueled by passion and therefore emotion. He has resentment towards MS because of how the relationship ended (it was a breakup more than anything else, an unfortunate turn of events that did not lead to a firing. He left on his own accord, but the circumstances gave him little choice - in his mind - but to leave. That's all I will say on the matter.).
For any given talk, you can't control what a speaker says and how it is said. If Erik felt his commentary regarding MS was appropriate, then what are we to do? Not ship the talk because our feelings may be hurt? I don't think so. We're big boys and girls and can handle a little jibing. Erik has the right to feel as he does. Sure, he made a few offhand comments about MS, but the vast majority of his talk was not about MS... People are free to express their opinions and Erik's feelings towards MS are his own. They do not represent some sort of absolute reality...
Microsoft is full of people who talk about code and also code. I don't know many people working on products who don't code, regardless of their job title. PMs on engineering teams are often writing code to verify the soundness of their ideas. Testers are software developers.... I don't agree with the statement Erik made about how everybody in Silicon Valley who talks about code also codes, but how that is not the case in Redmond... This doesn't mean I will have it edited from the talk. Hopefully, after all these years, you understand that we don't do that on Channel 9.
@RT1138: I never left C9 (I'm a lifelong Niner, man), but I am no longer on the C9 team... I make content infrequently, but always love to get the chance to when I can.
Yes, Bart is employing Rx in most everything he does (including Bing's Cortana), but I don't think you can or even should compare Bart to Erik in terms of Rx "ownership"... However, since Erik is no longer at MS, you could say that Bart is the keeper of the Rx flame, though even that is not quite accurate given that MS Open Tech actually maintains the technology in partnership with the community (it's open source, after all)...
You'll see Bart again on C9 once we get a long technical interview through legal...
@petke79: Not sure what flew over my head a few years ago, but thanks for the compliment :)