Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jun 2009 13:25 UTC
Apple During last week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced a new iPhone model, the iPhone 3GS, which comes, among other things, with a faster processor and more RAM. Since this is a developers' conference, there were also numerous sessions on iPhone development, and the last session was about publishing on the App Store. Since every session at every WWDC is always followed by an open Q&A session, you'd figure this'd be the perfect opportunity for iPhone developers to ask about Apple's App Store policies. Well, no.
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RE[2]: what a sharp contrast
by kaiwai on Tue 16th Jun 2009 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE: what a sharp contrast"
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I am primarily a Linux dude, but I have also been employed as a Windows developer (VC++, VB Classic, C#, etc). One thing Microsoft has always done well is treat their developer community well. The ISV's are the heart and soul of the Microsoft platform. The only time I remember them mis-treating their developer community was when they axed VB classic. VB.Net is NOT a successor to VB6, it is a totally different platform. They totally dis-respected their VB community.

Perky bunds, stop the whining. Microsoft told you over 1 year before shutting off the valve to VB Classic that it was going to come to an end - get with the programme and upskill yourself. Part of your job isn't to sit on your fat chuff churning out code but to also keep updating your skills to meet the new requirements in the future - you're just pissed off that you couldn't keep milking the same skill set for ever and ever.

Christ, I might as well start bitching because my AMOS, COBOL and REXX skills are no longer in high demand - should I spit and curse and software vendors because the world has moved forward and I failed to do so? mate, in all due respects, grow a pair.

However, when you decide to do the dance with companies like Apple and Microsoft, you knew who was in control. IMHO, Apple is a MUCH more closed company than Microsoft. I feel like when you buy an Apple product that they are merely "renting" it to you - even the computer itself.

Go Android! Go Moblin!

Where is it closed; I purchase a Mac and about the only thing different is the fact that it uses an EFI firmware and the operating system is Mac OS X (and only works on Mac's). For all intents and purposes, it is a bog standard PC which you can throw Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris, Windows or what have you on it. Nothing stops you from leaving the ecosystem - this 'closed system' is a load of crap. The Mac is no more closed than the average PC - the BIOS is proprietary, the chipset is proprietary, the CPU for christ sake is proprietary, so cry me a bloody river why don't you.

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