Allen Holub’s latest Java Watch column for SD Times says that Ruby is “certainly not” the next big thing in programming languages. He says “scripting systems (I’m reluctant to call them languages) like PHP and Ruby, … are too Wild West to be trustworthy.” My Windows and .NET Watch column for the next issue (September […]
I’m thrilled that Microsoft is opening up game development to non-professionals. I believe that the destruction of a steady path from enthusiast to power-user to programmer was one of the great tragedies of the 1990s. But the idea that XNA will be “YouTube of video games,” conflates “point videocamera at self and lip-sync,” and “write […]
That tail must be l-o-o-o-n-g indeed… BTW, so here I am in the 99.96 percentile and my AdSense revenue is enough to buy a few lattes per month. Blogging is a marketing cost, not a direct income generator.