Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 20:03 UTC
Windows For Microsoft, the traditional desktop is old news. It's on its way out, it's legacy, and the harder they claim the desktop has equal rights, the sillier it becomes. With companies, words are meaningless, it's actions that matter, and here Microsoft's actions tell the real story. The company has announced the product line-up for Visual Studio 11, and the free Express can no longer be used to create desktop applications. Message is clear.
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RE[5]: What will their use be?
by lucas_maximus on Mon 21st May 2012 23:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What will their use be?"
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This gets tiresome ...

I just responded to both guys questions/commends, I really didn't care much for your analysis.


Anyway. Since you pointed me out on it ....

I don't doubt that Microsoft don't want people to learn things like WinForms and all the other gumpth. It is shit, it is old ... it is very 1990s way of developing.

I am a proper microsofty and I don't care.

But I really don't think a lot of people want to learn those tools either.

ASP.NET MVC is the cool kid in town (in the Microsoft World) and tbh most of the tools they are innovating on are for the ASP.NET web stack not the Windows stack.

The fact that most Metro applications can be HTML5 + JS ... seems to be obvious that they want new developers to use this.

This isn't the death knell of the classic desktop (well the part of it that is still there and I find perfectly functional as a VS11 Ultimate Beta Tester at my company, mainly to see if we can upgrade to 4.5 ... we can't).

The face is Thom that people don't want to use the older techs like WinForms, MFC and all the other crap ... it is just a bit shit tbh.

There are still plenty of .NET shops that are heavily invested in the older technologies such as WinForm, MFC etc and I don't think support for that will end until a good few years.

Anyway as you happen to know "more operating system in you little finger" than I do, I am sure you will be able to find one that has a Windowing tiling system to meet your needs.

Gnome 2 I have heard is very similar to Windows 95.


Edited 2012-05-21 23:17 UTC

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