Hal2020’s March 5, 2013 post is very much worth reading.
I find reading these articles cathartic. But it’s like a bad habit. As a developer it’s simply a waste to spend time debating why Microsoft has done what they have done, and what they should do in the future. They’re going to do what they’re going to do and there’s not a damn thing a mere developer can do about it. Except move on.
I’m going back to my Linux VM to write some more code that depends not at all on anything from Redmond.
Peace and thanks for writing this Hal!