Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 29th May 2010 20:41 UTC
Apple I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle. When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed, iPhone OS 4 was not on the map and Apple had not yet purchased Lala. You've probably just noticed that all of these events in fact point toward Apple embracing the web more and in this article I will point out why this is not the case because I believe Apple's agenda here is similar to something we've already seen in recent history.
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RE[6]: Ironic
by moondevil on Sun 30th May 2010 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ironic"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

What is the problem in writing applications in .Net?

If you want to target the Blackberry phones, or tons of feature rich mobiles, you have to use Java instead.

Native code == insecure applications, I for sure don't want to be running an antivirus on my mobile.

And besides, no one is preventing you to write a browser in .Net, if you feel like to.

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RE[7]: Ironic
by Moochman on Mon 31st May 2010 18:08 in reply to "RE[6]: Ironic"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

What is the problem in writing applications in .Net?


He said it right in the comment. It (at least according to the theory) limits your ability to write cross-platform code. Thought it may not be such a big barrier after all thanks to Mono and Microsoft's plans to bring Silverlight to a few other platforms.

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RE[8]: Ironic
by moondevil on Mon 31st May 2010 19:06 in reply to "RE[7]: Ironic"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Why has all code to be portable across platforms?

Sometimes to give an unique user experience you need to take advantage of what the platform offers.

I don't see anyone complaining about Objective-C/Cocoa restringing the portability to other platforms.

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