Linked by Kyuss on Mon 13th May 2013 01:31 UTC
Microsoft "Most people understand that Windows is used by a variety of people who have a variety of needs, ranging from corporate server to workstation to POS terminals to home PC and beyond. Most people accept that whenever Microsoft updates Windows, it has to balance the competing requirements to find some kind of workable compromise. There is however another set of competing requirements that many do not really register, even those that call themselves power users or are IT admins. It is a conflict between developers/programmers and Microsoft itself."
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As much as I hate it
by dvhh on Mon 13th May 2013 09:12 UTC
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The first step to pushing dev to the other direction for Microsoft was to kill VB6 when .NET was clearly not a drop-in replacement.
Then inconsistencies in their support of either the venerable (senile ?) win32 API or even .NET.
The VS Express edition was probably a step in the right direction, but the lack of native dev tool for windows RT plus the (artificial) lock-in to Metro and the store was the last straw.

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