WTF! Life used to be so much easier, it was XNA and C#, life was good. Now it’s XAML (and Silverlight), HTML 5, MetroRT, XNA and DirectX.
Ok, here are some thoughts at the top of my mind:
- XAML, long live XAML, it is SOOOO much easier to work with then HTML 5. If you stripe the A off of XAML you have XML and there are a lot of XML based systems out there. So, I think that XAML is a way to go.
- MetroRT, I like it, think it is a good idea, and I am excited about the potential. Now working for Microsoft I get a pass on learning how to use it, but what about you? Your company might still have VB 6 stuff in production. What do you do? What I do if I was in your place? You got a family, working 45 hours or so a week, commuting time adds 10 hours, kids in school, house is falling apart and now I have to learn a new technology. Or you are getting started with your life and have to date potential long term partners, figure out things, etc. So to ask you to spend time on learning MetroRT is kind of a lot to ask. But I am: Please start learning MetroRT.
- XNA. I love XNA. I have no idea right now.
- DirectX 11, came out in what 2009, only a few books on Amazon.Com, few articles, and now it is the hottest thing in MetroRT land. Well I like the idea, gives me direct access to the GPU. Faster games. More interesting graphics. Also opening up to DirectX, also opens to OpenGL. All good. But I am behind the curve.