Linked by snydeq on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:23 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister gets into the holiday spirit with a post that gives thanks to technical advances for developers, including open source tools, modern IDEs, and distributed version control. 'I'm old enough to remember when performance-critical routines meant hand-coded assembly language and sometimes even keying in machine code as hexadecimal digits. We've come a long way since those bad old days, and not surprisingly we owe a lot of our progress to technology. So for this Thanksgiving, here are just a few of the modern advances for which I, as a developer, give thanks.' What are you giving thanks to?
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I'll join up with you americans.

I am thankful at Apple for going against the status quo. Apple is the undisputed leader in the mobile arena with the iDevices and iCloud. As much as I prefer WP7, there's nothing better out there at the moment than Apple's stuff.

I am thankful at Microsoft for finally going beyond the WIMP desktop metaphor. It is a clumsy inefficient relic from the 70ies. Balls of steel.

2012 is going to be awesome.

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