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I was curious what the MSBuild 2018 conference had to say about Desktop Development -- and it's relationship to UWP.
If you watch the following video you will hear MS finally explain that yes, Desktop Development is still very popular. There is a chart that the speaker shows that says that desktop development has even grown in the past year.
UWP As Desktop Development?
I was interested in their take on how UWP would be a part of that.
Basically as they have studied it they've found that there should be some merge between Universal Apps (Apps from the Store) and LOB apps (more traditional desktop apps).
The Funny Part : What Did He Just Say? F**** ***
Throughout the talk I noticed that the captioning for the speaker's words is crazy because the speaker's mic keeps going in and out.
At one point he says something that literally made me stop and think, "what'd he just say?"
The captioning is very close to what he said...And the captioning software put asterisks on his words.
Check out this snapshot of the video which contains the closed captioning of what the speaker is saying: https://i.stack.imgur.com/ARaEV.png[^]
In case you're wondering what he actually said... 1st one: "...you can just pluck off one of the features..."
Man, even with the correct wording, that sentence is so run on an obfuscated, it's no wonder software development sucks so much nowadays, what with communication like that.
And yes, while I woke up on the right side of the bed, by the time I'd read through the morning emails at work, I can definitely say there was a mood transition to "why the pluck do I work at this job? I just want it to pluck off!" The irony -- poor communication is at the heart of this mood as well.
it's no wonder software development sucks so much nowadays, what with communication like that
I feel exactly the same way. That conference session is sooooo loooong and poorly communicated.
I think about how absolutely exciting it can be to solve a problem with code and then the contrast of how terribly boring certain people can make the explanation.
Wait...I think I've just created a Paradox Philosophy.
The Code-Talk Paradox
Code can be terribly interesting to create but terribly boring to talk about (depending upon the communicator).
I can't believe how much we agree on this stuff. I was just saying to someone the other day, "I love to code and talk about software design, etc. But the best way to make people's brains completely melt is to do a code review. Total boredom -- even for people interested in code."
When you've had a long weekend, you were still quite productive, you've finished a lot of work and chores, and you have nothing left that need doing.
I guess this is that "spare time" I've been reading about in fairy tales