Language Shapes The Way We Think (Poll Result)

A popular poll with well over 1000 responses but I wonder if someone hijacked it this time around? I know it was in an issue with a feature article on F# but F# as the 2nd most popular language choice? And VB beaten into 4th place by IronPython and F#? PowerShell doesn’t even register on…


MSDN Flash Poll #14: My First Computer was a…

I thought it would be fun this time around to try and find out what people’s first experience of computing was. I have no doubt that I’ve missed off many machines I could have included so, as a one-off special offer, I’m prepared to add things to the list while the poll is running. This…

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MSDN Flash Poll #13: Language Shapes The Way We Think

“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” Benjamin Lee Whorf This week, given our feature article is on a (relatively) new .NET programming language, we’d like to know which is your favourite.

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If I had a Pound (Poll Result)

Well it turns out that most of us could have retired by now had we only been able to charge by the “I-told-you-so”. We asked you “If I had a pound / dollar / euro for every time someone assumed it would be easy to build that app / add that feature, I’d be at…


What Would You Like to be Doing? (Poll Result)

Having asked what type of work you were involved in, I then asked what type of work you’d really like to be doing and the results are quite interesting. In the data below, the “Preference” column represents the results from the latter poll and the “Actual” column the results from the former. As you can…


MSDN Flash Poll #12: If I had a pound

Maybe I just got out the wrong side of the bed this morning but I’m fed up with assumptions (not my own, just other peoples, mine are just fine). Does anyone else share my frustration? Or is it just me?


MSDN Flash Poll #11: What would you like to be doing?

In MSDN Flash Poll #10 we asked what type of software development you were currently doing. It seems logical and interesting to ask the complimentary question, what type of software development would you like to be engaged in? It also saves me from having to come up with another question for this issue. Double whammy!


What are you doing? (Poll Result)

For the last MSDN Flash we asked about what sort of dev work you’re currently doing. An excellent response this time around and things are quite closely matched between developing brand new apps and developing a new version fo an existing app. Overall though, there’s quite a wide spread. For the next Flash, I think…


Tech Cartoons (Poll Result)

Yes, time for a bit of a results catch -p again. We asked what your favourite tech cartoon was. A number of you suggested some others, not included in the poll such as Not Invented Here (thanks Jason) and Basic Instructions (thanks Matt) but I didn’t feel I could start messing with the options half-way…