31 Mar '16, 9pm

I've just posted "War is Over, or is it? A New Dawn for Microsoft" on my blog

Prologue - 1995 to 2005, the 1st Decade By Era dividing moment, I mean it for us, software developers. We have been through moments like this before. For example, the release of Turbo Pascal in 1983, the release of Visual Basic in 1991, the release of Java in 1995, the first Linux distros such as Slackware in 1993, the release of OS X in 2000 and its transition from PowerPC to Intel processors in 2005. The 80's and 90's were convoluted, an era of real accelerated change and growth, everything became obsolete over night. In one single decade, from 1989 to 1999, I transitioned from Basic to dBase, to Clipper, to Fox Pro, to Visual Basic, to Delphi, to Java, to multimedia (Flash, Director/Shockwave), to the Internet (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP, Perl). I have never experienced so much change in such a short amount of time. I went from a 4Mhz XT PC to a Pentium III with 1Ghz in...

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