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Microsoft's Extinction Event
Written by Mike James   
Friday, 25 May 2012

Programmers tend to celebrate the new. There is nothing more exciting than a new language, a new API or even a new operating system but there are costs when the new replaces the old. Windows 8 may be an exciting new "re-imagining" of the Windows OS but the effects on the ecosystem are nothing short of a mass extinction event.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 May 2012
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The Oracle v Google Trial IProgrammer Reads the Patents
Written by Mike James   
Friday, 11 May 2012

There are two important patents that are being asserted by Oracle in its lawsuit against Google's Android. What do these patents actually cover - it must be something really clever and deserving of patent protection...

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 May 2012
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Why Do We Tolerate IE? Just Say No
Written by Mike James   
Friday, 04 May 2012

Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still the Number One web browser - but only in terms of its market share. Over the years it has caused more problems for web programmers and web page designer than any other browser.
Why do we put up with it?

Last Updated on Friday, 04 May 2012
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How Microsoft Could Have Done Metro
Written by Mike James   
Friday, 13 April 2012

Much has been written about the moves that Microsoft is making to turn Windows into an operating system that can work on tablets as well as desktops. There seems to be a clear split into the programmers who have too much to lose to even consider that the new might replace the old, and those who are simply fascinated watching the slow-motion train wreck.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 April 2012
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The Functional View of the New Languages
Written by Eugen Kiss   
Monday, 09 April 2012

There are a lot of new languages on the scene at the moment and a lot of effort has gone into evaluating them but we have a unique perspective. What do the new languages offer if you have a functional view point and say a Haskell background?

Last Updated on Monday, 09 April 2012
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