Why Microsoft Has Made Developers Horrified About Coding for Windows 8
When Microsoft gave the first public demonstration of Windows 8 a week ago, the reaction from most circles was positive. The new Windows 8 user interface looks clean, attractive, and thoughtful, and in a first for a Microsoft desktop operating system, it’s finger friendly. But one aspect of the demonstration has the legions of Windows developers deeply concerned, and with good reason: they were told that all their experience, all their knowledge, and every program they have written in the past would be useless on Windows 8.
Cue much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Microsoft continues to self implode. It seems that all MS does these days is announce products destined to fail and strategies that alienate supporters and developers. The company has hired some very talented people to help design it’s new products, but they can’t seem to come up with any sort of cohesive direction to move the company forward. Poor leadership at the top is causing all of this chaos. Ballmer needs to leave. Now.