Microsoft disturbed developers with Windows 8 announcement | Why this is good news for me

All of my online businesses are based on the “primitive” HTML5 platform.

Hearing that Windows 8 would use HTML5 and JavaScript for its new immersive applications was, therefore, more than a little disturbing to Windows developers. Such a switch means discarding two decades of knowledge and expertise of Windows development—and countless hours spent learning Microsoft’s latest-and-greatest technology—and perhaps just as importantly, it means discarding rich, capable frameworks and the powerful, enormously popular Visual Studio development environment, in favor of a far more primitive, rudimentary system with substantially inferior tools

Why Microsoft has made developers horrified about coding for Windows 8 | Ars Technica


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