An interesting survey, reported by ComputerWorld, conducted by Evans Data Corporation found that 40% of developers preferred MSDN. A plurality, not a majority. I wonder what the other choices were, and how a “non-program” like the Open Source Bazaar, can even be represented in such a survey. Truth in disclosure: I am an MSDN Universal subscriber, as well as a registered Oracle, Java, and IBM Developer. Personally, I prefer Google. . An Evans Data survey finds that more than twice as many developers selected Microsoft’s program as best overall than selected any other program.
Archive | February 20, 2003
Dan Gillmor explains the latest FCC “compromise” that actually is a near-total victory for the incumbent telcos. Want to guess who the big losers are? Got a mirror handy? Writes Dan: Spinning this as a victory for any party but the regional Bell monopolies is a big mistake. Competition for tomorrow’s data access just took an enormous hit…. link from Joho the Blog
In this New York Times piece, “A Theory on Corporate Greed,” the academics are still battling out whether CEOs driven purely by stock-ticker prices are a bad thing. If the “Irrational Exhuberence” of the 90’s tell us anything, I think that was the lesson to be learned.
Microsoft touted the Plato (Multi-dimensional analysis or ‘cube’) technology, as well as the scriptable Data Transformation Services, as key features of the SQL Server 7 product. Now, CNET News.com is reporting that “ . In a ruling that could force royalty fees on some developers working with Microsoft’s SQL Server 7 software, a judge says the software maker can’t sublicense another company’s patents to SQL Server customers.” Microsoft is going to get squeezed here and be forced to pay up for its developers, or the product is in big trouble.
“Although my computer engineering students believe in binary, I believe that luck and magic control computers.” Graham K. Rogers relates his harrowing tale of. We have all been there.
Many of us looking to start to learn Linux are asking which distribution is for me. Here’s a report of one users’ experiences with trying out the modern distros: Choosing Between the Big Linux Distros on OSNews