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MS strategy with Longhorn

It seems that Microsoft's strategy with Longhorn is to add features that will make software development a lot faster.

If they succeed in this, Windows will get to be more and more dominant, because it will be easier to develop with.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

if not more and more complex, that complexity will hurt developer's productivity

and as I read they still think that it's a good idea to run apps in browser based technologies. it will be a big mess that it will hard for them to build something on top of it.

so many choices, more problems when you integrate.

name not available
Tuesday, October 28, 2003

The strategy for Longhorn is the same as our strategy for every OS release, Binky.

Try to take over the world!

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Pinky!!! not Binky.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003

They seem to want to enable HTML "coders" to make user interfaces, and program with them in JavaScript and C#.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

I don't see any implication that they associate XAML coding with the proverbial .com HTML "coding". They simply feel that declarative programming is a means to separate UI and business logic. It seems they've come up with their own version of XForms - rather than "embrace and extend", they've just decided to re-write.

Of course, today's XForms implementations suck, and Avalon, in pre-beta form, seems much more impressive. So I'm not sure how I feel about the whole thing.

sell out
Tuesday, October 28, 2003

He does mean 'Binky'.

See the archives at

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

No, he means "Pinky"

See any episode of Animaniacs

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

binky <> pinky.
kids, it's not a kindergarten

Wednesday, October 29, 2003


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