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PlayStation 4 at 6 Million: What?! Commented on: 6 weeks ago (March 4, 2014)

Sony is releasing a VR head set. After getting the chance to test a prototype, I can say that this will be a killer app for the PS4. I also bought a PSN membership for $34.99 when I bought my...

What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Commented on: 9 weeks ago (February 9, 2014)

YES! Windows 8 was a decent consumer tablet OS, but as a developer it was a mess. I had to go dust off my COM books to be able to work with WinRT, and it was painful. The fact that the Windows...

Xamarin Keeps the Cross-Platform Dream Alive Commented on: 22 weeks ago (November 14, 2013)

If only Microsoft shared developers' enthusiasm for C# and .net... with the whole html and c++ fiasco last year, their abrupt drop of technologies like xna and wpf, and their seeming indifference...

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (January 22, 2013)

I'm a professional software developer, and I can't do work on anything less than a 24" screen. For content consumption only, 10-11" is fine. For content production, with editors, debuggers, and...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 6: Offer Desktop Apps in Windows Store ... For Both Windows 8 and RT Commented on: 1 year ago (January 7, 2013)

As a developer, Windows 8 Metro is a mess. Performance problems with WinRT abound, and as Paul mentioned in part 5 of this series, Metro is not designed at all for "professional" applications....

Windows 8 Tip: Boot Directly to the Desktop with Skip Metro Suite Commented on: 1 year ago (January 6, 2013)

Some things are less convenient than others, but they all violate the user interface design standards that Microsoft required for "Certified for Windows" applications prior to Windows 8. I...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 4: Evolve Metro for Pro Apps Commented on: 1 year ago (December 24, 2012)

The WinRT development stack was interesting, but is turning out to be too prohibitive for many types of applications. Some of the security settings (like the file contracts henador mentioned) are...

Jensen Harris Tells the Story of the Design of Windows 8 Commented on: 1 year ago (November 20, 2012)

Having used Windows 8 in various incarnations over the past year or so, I can say three things:

1. I love how he presented the aspect of craftsmanship that has gone into Windows 8. It's...

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