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NewsHow developers will work in 2020 Pin
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NewsC#, .NET and SQL Server make list of top in-demand programming skills Pin
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NewsGoodbye Microsoft Edge, welcome Microsoft (Chromium) Edge Pin
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NewsMicrosoft, IBM and others back Google in high-stakes Supreme Court copyright case Pin
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They will probably lose, but they shouldn't.

The API is not the product -- it's not even a product (when was the last time you saw a boxed API on the shelf of a computer shop?)

If companies don't want programmers to use their products at the programmatic level, they shouldn't provide public classes/functions at all, let alone in an API.

But once you provide such public classes/functions, trying to keep them private is completely contrary to their intended function.

And allowing developers to use the same keywords/names and expect the same behaviour across a range of different products not only makes sense, but it makes the only sense.

What they're doing is tantamount to trying to copyright the button, or the combobox.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!

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News34% of data breaches are inside jobs Pin
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NewsC# 8.0: Understanding Using declarations Pin
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