Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jun 2011 18:30 UTC
Windows There's a full-blown panic going on in Microsoft's core third party developer community. After the big Windows 8 demonstration earlier this month where HTML5 and JavaScript were touted as a new way to create applications for Windows 8, speculation has gone through the roof - with developers panicking in the streets about the end of Silverlight and .NET and a HTML5/JS-only Windows 8 release. Looking more closely at the whole situation, though, it would seem that what we're dealing with here is a miscommunication - one that Microsoft desperately needs to address since the web is blowing it way out of proportion. The tl;dr: no, HTML5 and JS are not going to be the only ways to write applications for Windows 8.
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WTF
by pmarin on Mon 13th Jun 2011 20:17 UTC
pmarin
Member since:
2006-12-30

Seriously, Are Windows programmers retarded of something?

Edited 2011-06-13 20:22 UTC

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RE: WTF
by MacMan on Mon 13th Jun 2011 21:13 in reply to "WTF"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

Seriously, Are Windows programmers retarded of something?


In general, no, I don't think they are not retarded, but in my experience, for the most part, they are intellectually lazy. They never question anything from MS, they are resistant to change because change would require them learning something new.

Edited 2011-06-13 21:13 UTC

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RE[2]: WTF
by Lennie on Mon 13th Jun 2011 22:34 in reply to "RE: WTF"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

You nailed it. That is exactly what is happening.

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RE[2]: WTF
by thavith_osn on Mon 13th Jun 2011 22:46 in reply to "RE: WTF"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

In general, no, I don't think they are not retarded...


Sorry, I had to pick you up on your freudian slip there. The two negatives there make a positive :-)

Actually, getting back on topic, I have seen this kind of thing time and time again, esp. in commercial news. Someone jumps on a comment or story and twists it. No one bothers to check the source and it goes from there.

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RE[2]: WTF
by dragossh on Tue 14th Jun 2011 00:35 in reply to "RE: WTF"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

They never question anything from MS, they are resistant to change because change would require them learning something new.

The problem is people are freaking out because it would be totally Microsoft to do something as stupid as dump a mature, great dev environment (.NET + Silverlight + C#/Visual Basic) that was already made to work with Metro for something that is good for web development, just to be like the other guys.

Edited 2011-06-14 00:35 UTC

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