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  • WIndows 10 upgrades for the non insiders

    So Midnight eastern time the magic happens in the USA.

  • Did someone here order a binary byecode for the web?

    @cheong:Its funny how Bass is against reinventing the wheel and rewriting the same software until he is for it.  Nothing hypocritical about that.  He is for reinventing the wheel  if it is open source for his own reasons.  I am for if I can make more money off selling the same stuff repackaged to the same users.  I think the entire web adventure is rewriting the same software to run in a browser versus some other non browser based application.

  • Did someone here order a binary byecode for the web?

    Wow.  Welcome back to 1990 where this was already working.  This whole web technology thing is just about catching up to what was working 20 years ago without it on a regular app. (no  web browser needed)

  • Modern Skype is dead.

    , NoelCarboni wrote


    A system that requires all the same software to be written over again doesn't help us advance. 

    That being said I also tip my hat to those who make lemonade and find ways to profit from the backslide of technology.


    Yeah that backslide pays the bills so you can push the new stuff.  This rewriting of software has been going on forever and just moves around operating systems and new hardware.  I am not saying its a good thing it is just the majority of stuff being pumped out.  It is not "reinventing the wheel", its taking the wheel and putting air pressure sensors on it and adding value to an existing product.  Now if you take that wheel and stick some colorful tiles on it and call it better, we have a problem

  • Modern Skype is dead.

    @Bass:That sounds great and it would be nice if the world worked that why but it does not.  Most software is similar to something already out there and tweaked for minor improvements.  Most problems to solve are just like old problems with a some new ways to look at it.  Most changes in software are because of hardware improvements or applying software to take advantage the new hardware.  HoloLens, XboxOne, DNA chip mapping, large harddrives holding more data,  faster networks,  sensors for cars, planes, boats, etc.   Improving the world is very noble but open source is not the only way to do this.

  • Modern Skype is dead.

    This plan was already doomed to failure with W8 and W10 with UA/UWP offers nothing to correct it. One GUI on all devices, no matter the screen size and capabilities, and expecting everyone to rewrite robust and stable applications with countless of dollars invested into them for so little in return (well, the usual Linux-soundbites) is just a stupid premise in the first place.

    Very un-(classic)Microsoft actually.

    Rewriting and retargeting applications is how a lot of us make more money.   I am amazed on how many software developers talk about open source and Linux but never talk about how you do some work, package it and make money.  Many on here just like to be a laborer and have the man pay you for work and you are basically a slave your entire career barely making real money.  You are probably the religious type talking about frameworks, languages, etc.  Think about games, game consoles, automobiles, houses, etc.  If we were happy with the old stuff and never bought anything new the economy would stagnate.  In summary,  UA/UWP offers software vendors a new way to sell the same old stuff.  Join in and maybe you can buy that Tesla. 

  • Joe Duffy says: big year head, stay tuned

    Thanks, I hope it is not just what he likes but what most users want ...  its hard to hate interfaces if you want abstraction. 

  • Modern Skype is dead.

    @magicalclick: What you can get straight is everyone will be on windows 10 in 1 year (free upgrade) or left behind with a dumb feeling that I could have saved all this money if I just would have upgraded.   Everyone on windows 10 is the Microsoft strategy that gets them to 1 billion potential universal app customers.   I hope it works because I don't want to maintain all these different app platforms.

  • Joe Duffy says: big year head, stay tuned

    , davewill wrote

    Yea.  It took a decade but it is nice to see the C syntax based folks coming around to the VB concepts (even if it has curly braces).

    And whatever you do, Joe Duffy, don't do anything to make VB programmers happy and think they are real software engineers. !! :)

  • Joe Duffy says: big year head, stay tuned

    , felix9 wrote

    @wkempf: well, I doubt it be M#, but perhaps the other way around, I mean, a C++-like(-based/-compatible) language but with more safety/productivity.

    I should wait to judge but I will put in my two cents.   I have programmed in C++ and C# and spent many years in both.   Some places like embedded etc C/C++ is your only choice.  It was your only choice before .net came along for windows for professional programs.  I don't need safe C++ and the market will be small.   Give me C# with memory management, no header files, great native compilation that runs fast and call it what you like.   I am not going back to C++ where I have C# as an option.   Whatever he is working on,  it better be the best of both worlds or he will just have wasted his time and energy.   Hard work is one component but intelligent direction is needed so you have an audience for your work.