Has MS changed their strategy to C++ from C# / .Net RRS feed

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  • Hi, I have been hearing from my coleagues and from fellow employees that MS has put .Net and C# to back seat and have changed their strategy to C++ from C# / .Net. Also, I heard that MS will make .Net / C# / WPF etc obsolete in the near future. Is this true? Thanks in advance. Bala 
    Monday, August 13, 2012 6:11 AM

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  • Hi,

    the clear information from the Visual Studio Roadshow in germany was:
    - Microsoft offers 3 ways to develop Metro style applications: C++ / C# & XAML / HTML & JavaScript. And there is none that is seen as obsolete or dropped out.
    - The "classic Windows" side will remain unchanged (Native and .Net application development

    And my personal view: Microsoft will not drop a full development area that is in heavy use! Microsoft is aware that active developers are really important for a plattform to be successfull. So I don't think that we need to fear that we will be dropped. (And currently we still get great updates! The async stuff seems to be really cool!)


    Monday, August 13, 2012 9:25 AM
  • If you look at programming language usage statistics, you could not find any reason for this conclusion.

    The recent emphasis on C++ is simply due to the fact that regardless of how desirable Microsoft makes C#, many C++ programmers are not going to switch.  Rather than ignoring this very large group of programmers (C and C++ together is still the most used programming language), Microsoft has decided to not alienate them.  A wise decision I think.

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    Monday, August 13, 2012 3:36 PM