Microsoft acquiring Xamarin. My take.

יום שבת, פברואר 27, 2016

A few days ago, my twitter feed was ablaze, Microsoft decided to finally acquire Xamarin. I've even received a few mentions: I've asked myself, am I really pleased by this Microsoft move? Currently I've mixed feelings, it's all subject to change since we don't really know the plans that will be set in motion (I've got a hunch that Microsoft doesn't know either at this time of writing). Clearly it's not simple to swallow a company such as Xamarin whole. I'm going to assume for now that Xamarin has not been acquired to be shot in the head and make room...
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Baby steps with Microsoft Band (Part 1)

יום שלישי, מאי 12, 2015

So I've decided to jump on the bandwagon. I remember the first time I’ve seen the first UP bracelet model, a few years ago. I got excited. I love statistics, and what’s better then statistics on yourself. I’ve no doubt that if I had easy access to it, back then, I’d have given me an early birthday present. Since then I heard both good things and bad things about those kind of products. When the Band came out, I was interested, but again kept my distance. When the the reviews about it came out positive, I was surprised. Microsoft managed to...
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Build 2015 – Impressions so far (Windows and Windows Phone)

יום רביעי, מאי 6, 2015

Look at that, a year has passed since my last blog post. Those last posts were summarizing //Build 2014// and this one will summarize //Build 2015//, so easy for you to follow dear reader. (If you really want to hear more than my blog, I urge you to follow me on twitter, where I tweet my thoughts rather carelessly ). This year’s Build was different. Unlike Build 2014 which was a complete continuation of Build 2013. To give you an example, one of the great introductions of Build 2014 was the “Shared Project” feature, this is no longer needed as the reason it...

Build 2014 – Impressions so far.

יום חמישי, אפריל 3, 2014

Build 2014 has been kicked off yesterday, I wasn't able to attend Build2013, but fellow colleagues have attended and most have returned disappointed. The main reason for that was that Build13 was scheduled a bit close to Build2012, causing hype of something big that is about to come, and when it wasn't fulfilled, disappointment was unavoidable. Build 2014 is a different story, Microsoft is not the same company that were in Build2013, the one Microsoft motto is not CEO materials, it's obvious that the new approach is in effect to the last programmer at MS. Microsoft is stepping down from its...
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