I just read this:
which introduces the supposed “new platform” for Windows 10+ universal Windows apps, and, (tbh, unsurprisingly), there is no mention of “.NET” in the entire article.
Whatever the hell they mean by “superset of WinRT”, I’m definitely not interested. I want to keep my full .Net Framework, including WPF’s implementation of XAML, WCF, and everything in between for my Windows apps. I’m definitely not interested in having to migrate to a half-assed, half-baked, completely crippled framework and XAML implementation that does not even include the most basic stuff such as MarkupExtensions.
The Windows mobile and tablet story is totally non existent. The market is owned by other players such as Android and Apple, and there is absolutely no incentive for a .NET developer to even look at WinRT.
Is Microsoft just dropping the ball once again? They already tried to force WinRT down our throats when Windows 8 was released, and it was a total failure.
I’m no longer willing to tolerate Microsoft’s stupid teenage-like beefs between DevDiv and WinDiv. I’ve run completely out of patience here. I’m going to get Ubuntu and start developing for the JVM tomorrow (as crappy and retarded as it might be) unless someone officially clarifies and presents me a clear, bright future for .NET where Microsoft are embracing it instead of their worthless “win rt” stuff no one gives a damn about.
(BTW, sorry for the rant, I feel like I’m being totally left behind again, and this is very enraging)