It's interns running a lot of important ms tech nowadays
69 posts • joined 2 Apr 2012
"The UK Government has found it difficult to understand that if one stops being a member of a club, one loses access to that club’s facilities."
And if rather than just "hiring" the Gym you actually paid to construct part of your Gym's building and the equipment you reckon they should keep it all then ?
She is clueless....does the right hand talk to the left hand.....UWP is all XAML based and they were happy to have that on mobile before...so WPF is just the father of that....and the new Fluent UI in Windows is mainly XAML based....and now a more adaptive layout with the concept of "compact", or "expanded" layout modes. Heck, XAML has had the ability to adapt to different environments from day one...it's just they never pushed the concept or design it in, to make it easy and consistent to do. Cross plat UI is the thing that can save a million hours of wasted dev hours battling with disparate frameworks, and other kludges.
Re: How many reorgs is that, since Nadella took the reins?
The entire problem is to do with people (as ever it was in business).....you have 2 camps of people....the oldies, that are fixed in their ways, and stick to what they know i.e. using WIN32, writing in C++, assembler, etc.....or the "young" hip people, that are fixed in their ways of using just web technology, and have little experience in the low level nuts and bolts involved in an operating system etc. They need people in the middle ground that know the ENTIRE stack, from top to bottom....I would guess they have very few people like that, that. And there lies the problem...you get projects, and people trying to defend and promote their own camps, rather than promote what is the best technology to create a reliable and innovative product. Thus you get silly things like neglecting desktop development, because web is the cool thing to do, and you get arbitrary engineering decisions. Then you have the wars between the camps within camps like DevDiv and WinDev.....WinDev don't feel like it is their responsibility to provide services underneath to absolutely nail NET performance...or act as an actual barrier to enabling DevDiv to do it themselves - for example....a "native" low level garbage collecting memory system service.
Re: OMG, Monkey Boy
.NET was a response to Java...to make sure Microsoft had a foot in at least a comparable space. The WIN32 API is a hodge podge of separate APIs with different rules, different error handling, etc, etc. It's nice and low-level, but that's precisely why you had to have the MFC layer on top to actually work in an object oriented way.
'We think autonomous coding is a very real thing' – GitHub CEO imagines a future without programmers
Nadella is playing a dangerous game. He's betting on the cloud income, and office to be enough to keep the money rolling in....but with no presence in the mobile space, well that is a huge chunk to give up in influencing. Remember, he isn't consumer focused AT ALL, just a grey suit (and oodles of management speak that makes you want to go to sleep).