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  • BUILD 2014 sessions

    Not a great Build for people/companies using windows 7 and Android/IOS.   There are a few tidbits but this show is really about Windows Phone merged with Windows Store Apps.   It really is putting a lot of hope on Windows phone and store apps taking over.   Another Typescript session with Anders (looks like he has retired)  and a lot of Azure sessions.  I don't see anything new at this Build other than they seem to be announcing a beta of a new Visual Studio app for store apps and phones.  Maybe this is what Xamarin has been working on.   I do hope Windows phone becomes a market leader because Microsoft is putting a lot of energy into it.

  • Official ​Announcemen​ts for Killings?

    @BitFlipper: That's why Bass always like Open Source.   If the technology stops getting supported at least you can have it and use it for your own future purposes.   I think if it is a good technology (like Silverlight), and customers bought in,  Microsoft will support it.  It has to be better technology to replace something already used.   MFC (C++ ) / OLE was replaced by .Net and it was accepted as better.   The problem right now is the tech replacing .NET/Silverlight/C# is not better and is getting pushed back by developers.  A plan would be nice but I don't like replacing things unless I get value back.   Microsoft plans better have a good reason for migration..

  • Official ​Announcemen​ts for Killings?

    @SheldonS:  I don't think a lot of people understand how corporations work.    There are a lot of people and a lot of voices.   Things and people come and go.   Even if you get a blog that tells you about future plans, the chance that you can bank on it is low.   The only thing companies like Microsoft listen to,  and this is a good thing,  is where the money is at.  (and also all comments on channel 9)

  • Official ​Announcemen​ts for Killings?

    My point to wkempf is that the Silverlight plugin is not dead so keep on using it.   It solves a lot of problems and I don't think it will be killed off because the blow back for enterprises will be severe.  Like you pointed out,  business is not forced into metro anyway.

  • Official ​Announcemen​ts for Killings?

    @wkempf: Good thing most businesses that use LOB apps with Silverlight are not going to windows 8.   Who do you think is going to win this battle.   The enterprise customers who spent a lot of time and money for Silverlight LOB's (there are many) or Microsoft wanting only Metro apps because some past executive had a stupid dream on changing windows.   Sorry,  Metro will be dead before Silverlight dies.

  • Java 8 released

    @00010101: I hear what you say about fairness,  but nothing stops you from starting your own business and reaping the rewards.   Also,  once you work for a corporation,  everything is boxed in.  You get a title/position/level and you get paid what that level pays.   You don't get big money even if you are a superstar and the slacker/average guy gets the same.   Pretty soon it will be worse so everything is fair and there is no discrimination or favoritism.  Don't think Oracle is any better than Microsoft just because you have had some bad experience with one.   I will just take Bill over Larry.

  • Java 8 released

    Who uses Java since Larry took over?   Its like coding for the Devil. 

  • Report: Microsoft In Talks To Acquire Xamarin

    @RealBboy360:

    The only problem is people are not going to download anything new like a Silverlight plug-in.  MS also wants everything to go through their store. 

    Why not?  Silverlight is all over and being used.   There are still plugins being used and it is not a problem.

  • Bill Gates: Robouts took yer jerbs

    @ScanIAm: I have to agree with you.   It use to be you would work to get food. (plant fields, water, fertilize and pick) .  This is now very automated so people go and do other things.  Look how many jobs are now just entertaining us (tv, movies, books, video games, etc including the coffeehouse).   When we automate ourselves to the point where needs are taken care of,  life will be about something other than the grind of labor and more about not getting bored. 

  • Report: Microsoft In Talks To Acquire Xamarin

    I think this is great news overall for the Microsoft developer and the guy who likes  C#.   Microsoft phones missing a lot of main stream phone apps and if they can get all developers using this tool maybe they always get included as an output (additional application).   So I make some hardware,  lets say a security camera,  I use the Xamarin toolkit and get 3 outputs,  IOS, Android, and windows phone.   Usually the hardware vendor supports 2 platforms and you know the missing one is windows phone.    I like Miguel and he has a lot of passion.  He is easy to talk to and has a good perspective on development.  I just hope they keep him going for a while and not kill his ambition and energy.  Money and bureaucracy can do that.  This is not great news for dot42.com but I hope they keep their project going.