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Windows 8: .NET Versus HTML5 Metro App Development 179

Posted by timothy
from the don't-fence-me-in dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Will Microsoft take advantage of .NET's Java-like CIL and allow .NET code to run on Windows 8, or force developers to switch to HTML5 Metro apps instead for porting apps to Windows 8? This article brings up important insights into both paradigms' advantages and disadvantages, and even correlates the options with Microsoft's past NT-era support of MIPS and PPC, as well as Windows CE's way of supporting embedded architectures."
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Windows 8: .NET Versus HTML5 Metro App Development

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  • by jkrise (535370) on Sunday June 17, 2012 @01:21AM (#40349601) Journal

    as the article suggests, to port .Net apps to the ARM architecture. Arm-twisting both ways in the Wintel duopoly, first it was the turn of MS, now it's Intel's turn.

    • by liamoshan (1283930) on Sunday June 17, 2012 @03:44AM (#40350089)
      This Slashdot submission must hail from bizzarro world:

      The summary is concise and has decent grammar

      The blog post it links to raises interesting questions without shoving a viewpoint down your throat

      It mentions Microsoft, but has no kneejerk M$ bashing

      The blog post it links to has no ads!
      What has happened to the real Slashdot?

      • by toriver (11308)

        Welcome to Earth-2.

      • by c (8461)

        > What has happened to the real Slashdot?

        Yeah, I find the combination of AdBlock Plus, NoScript, and WTF? Rewriter extensions surreal too.

    • The .NET Micro Framework has already been ported to ARM---as well as BlackFin. Did intel bitch about that?
      It's really up to what Microsoft wants to do. After all, how hard would it be to have the whole .NET ported over to ARM (or most other architectures) at this point?

  • A question? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 17, 2012 @01:31AM (#40349643)

    Will Microsoft allow .Net to run on Windows 8?!??! Are you seriously asking this? The answer is a resounding YES for so many obvious reasons that it seems ridiculous to even respond to this.

    • by Mashiki (184564)

      Will Microsoft allow .Net to run on Windows 8?!??! Are you seriously asking this?

      Of course not. They're creating .FIRE This new API requires developers to get IV's of liquid pain injected into their bodies, and allows them to experience coding mistakes first hand.

      • by julesh (229690)

        This new API requires developers to get IV's of liquid pain injected into their bodies, and allows them to experience coding mistakes first hand.

        So, it's like coding on Windows ME, then?

  • by Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) on Sunday June 17, 2012 @01:58AM (#40349751) Journal

    I've been through a number of cycles of The One True Greatest Solution For All Time a whole bunch of times now.

    As The Comedian says, "It's a joke. It's all a joke."

    Great, massive, scalable frameworks that we are to write once in, and that's it, it's nothing but code reuse and minor tweaks for as far as the eye can see...until three or four (or two) years goes by and it's all changed and you have to re-write everything all over again...once and for all.

    Until the next few years goes by.

    Entire graphical e-z layouts with auto code generation. General purpose driver systems. Document data sharing models. Database storage systems with query languages.

    It's a joke. It's all a joke. Mother, don't you dare fuckin' forgive them.

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