My friend, Russell Campbell, sent me this link this morning.
Gates talks up declarative modeling language effort
I’m so happy I’m getting off the M$ B$.
Here’s my favorite quote that I think says it all: “It’s something that will change software development…”
Of course this is a gem too:
“… a lot of business logic can be done in a declarative form. Now, we haven’t totally proven this yet. We’re doing a lot of internal developments ourselves that way,…” Guessing, and dreaming, and hoping. He went so far as calling it a “quest”. I’m surprised he didn’t call it a *crusade*.
Bill’s looking for churn. Churn generates money.
1. Does this mean that .NET is dead?
2. Will declarative languages help me make better programs, or just write less code?
3. Will declarative languages help me write programs faster, or just write less code?
4. Will declarative languages allow me to earn a living? or is the intent to get the power of programming into end user hands? (On the plus side, I’ve had plenty of jobs converting and re-doing Access systems which similarly were to place the power of programming into end user hands.)
I guess I’ll have to dust off my Prolog skills in a decade, eh? I’m thinking … no.
A.B.S :: Anything But MicroSoft. I think I’m justified when I hear lips flapping such as this.
I’m riled up now!!! 🙂