Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 23:33 UTC

Speaking at Microsoft's financial analysts meeting today, CEO Steve Ballmer was refreshingly realistic about the company's struggles in smartphones and tablets. "Mobile devices. We have almost no share."

Right. Now that Ballmer himself admits it, can we please settle the discussion? Windows Phone has been a failure up until now.

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pretty much tools people are productive with they will be productive with. IMHO visual studio is junk and it forces a very anrrow paradigm on developers, but its what younger devs have always used. So "what I'm used to using and how I do my development" ends up being the best tools on the market. And I sit back and curse MSs craptastic support of open standards (STL, etc) and even marginal support of c++ and worse 64bit support...and the absolute worst sin not being able to mix and match debug and release object files for testing.

Compared with xcoede or android i can't say as much but at least i can choose what platform for running android development and that *is* what I will target when the time comes.

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