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  • bing vs google search, google wins

    @davewill: The related searches panel gives you a good idea of how Bing was interpreting this. The first search is for "Download most recent browser". I'll give @IPowerPanda a point here, because Google did a better job even if the query's wording is questionable. Doesn't sway me, though, as I've seen this play out in reverse as well. Ambiguous searches can go either way.

  • bing vs google search, google wins

    @fanbaby: The actual search results are nearly identical. Yes, it's nice that Google provides you the answer outside of the search results, and for some queries that means Google wins. When I first switched to Bing it was for a similar reason. The searches were nearly identical, but for shopping queries that's all you got from Google, while Bing gave you lots of direct information, like price comparisons. For the extras, I'm really not sure who's winning right now, but for the actual search results, I declared a tie years ago, and I've not seen any examples that disprove my conclusion.

  • bing vs google search, google wins

    Every time someone has claimed Google to be better they've failed, like this time, to give an example search. The search results between the two are about 90% identical, in my experience. Once in a while one will have better results than the other, but it's rare. If anyone believes otherwise, I invite them to offer evidence. Please.

  • MS buying Xamarin

    @bondsbw: Actually, no, that doesn't work with a proper OpenSource license. Yes, they'd retain copyright, but the OS license prevents them from any legal recourse if the code is forked.

    Edit: should have read everything you said. Yes, they can create their own fork that's non-open, but that wouldn't matter, as everyone would continue with the public fork. Yes, the two would diverge. That shouldn't be of any concern to anyone, however.

  • MS buying Xamarin

    @itsnotabug: If it's under an OSS license, that strategy couldn't work, because anyone could legally fork the code base and ensure it remains current on all platforms.

  • MS buying Xamarin

    , itsnotabug wrote

    i hope they release the mono runtime and native binding tools under a more liberal oss license, so the community can drive some of the direction.

    My bet would be that Mono will be replaced by .NET Core.

  • MS buying Xamarin

    What makes the most sense, and would remove the fears @zack80 has, would be for Microsoft to OpenSource most, if not all, of Xamarin. They've been moving in that direction with .NET anyway. With some changes to the APIs we could end up with UAP instead of UWP. Very exciting news here, and I for one can't wait to learn more when //Build arrives.

  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    I have no interest in whether or not you continue using WM, but you do know Joe didn't switch, right? He publicly said, months ago, he'd be using competitor devices while he was on sabbatical for research purposes. The whole non-story about him posting to twitter with an iPhone is just more media FUD and anti-MS mentality.

  • Visual Studio 2015 XAML Designer Issue - Automatic Refresh

    That looks to me like the designer is crashing. Frequently. I've never seen things that bad. I'm going to make a guess that it's hardware related. Maybe a bad video driver?

  • ASP.NET WebAPI and MVC 5

    Not sure I understand the question. It seems like you're asking how a client would call it? If so, the fact that it's "'ASP.NET WebAPI using MVC 5" is irrelevant. It's "just" an HTTP call... what was used to implement things on the server side is not something that matters.

    In .NET, HttpClient is the easiest way to make a REST call.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2010/02/08/consuming-rest-services-using-httpclient.aspx

    There's lots more that could be said on this topic... more than would fit in an article even. Do you have specific questions?