List of 5 things that are confusing: XAML? HTML 5? MetroRT? XNA? Direct X


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:

  1. 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.
  2. HTML 5 is just another way to say Javascript, and come on, how long has it been since you wrote anything in Javascript?  And is it Javascript or ECMAScript, I get so confused.  But HTML 5 works everywhere, and it does all of that open source kind of stuff, so that is good.  Works on a bunch of platforms.
  3. 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.
  4. XNA.  I love XNA.  I have no idea right now. 
  5. 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.

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Comments (4)
  1. Master of Desaster says:

    You said.

    2.HTML 5 is just another way to say Javascript, and come on, how long has it been since you wrote anything in Javascript?  And is it Javascript or ECMAScript, I get so confused.  But HTML 5 works everywhere, and it does all of that open source kind of stuff, so that is good.  Works on a bunch of platforms.

    I say

    Welcome in the Browser hell.

  2. Surf4Fun says:

    Oh come on Master of Desaster, it isn't all that bad.  Right?  Right?  ….

    Thanks for the comment.

  3. Master of Desaster says:

    It is bad

    As long as we have no ISO Standard Browser cerfification.

    We need a referene that give us the secure that Content will render same output on all certificated Browsers. That is the first step we need to improve HTML based development.

    Second. The Layout Engine must be improved. Take a look onto PDF Layout Engine.

    HTML is lightyears behind.

    It is bullshit to say that HTML has no defined height.

    Every device has a defined viasble height.

    Second. We need clear definition of Content and Controls

    So we have to wait as long as Developers of HTML Standards — do we have real Standards? — understand that the Engine is brocken.

  4. Master of Desater says:

    Hm no Comment.

    So show me how nice HTML is.

    Build this simple Sample http://panel.lundp.de

    I need 1 hour. It run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows 8 Desktop.

    It Runs on nearly all Mac Os Intel Computers.

    So show me the same with HTML 🙂

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