Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:23 UTC, submitted by Joao Luis
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Now that the dust has settled after Stephen Elop's big announcement on the 11th February 2011, many have come to realise that actually Nokia's move towards a a new Ecosystem is not as bad as what they thought. [...] But what does all this mean for the Nokia Developers? When the proposed partnership with Microsoft was announced, many felt betrayed and worried about their future, but after having heard and assisted a number of workshops at the Nokia Developer Day at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, earlier this month, their outlook towards the new ecosystem has taken a 180 degree turn and are now looking at the proposed partnership with a lot more enthusiasm, recognising the potential it will bring them in the coming months."
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The language barrier...
by Dr.Mabuse on Mon 28th Feb 2011 23:00 UTC
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I would have thought that forcing developers to migrate from C/C++ (or Java) to .NET (and it's associated environment) would be an enormous barrier for existing Nokia/Symbian developers.

IMHO, It would be an easier jump (in terms of culture shock) to Android, or even business-focused BlackBerry.

Maybe I'm missing something ... But don't you require VisualStudio to develop for this mobile platform? It seems like a massive change!

What is the migration path here? This question alone would colour my opinion on the new Nokia-Microsoft partnership.

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