Modern Middle Manager
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What He Said

Tuesday, June 22, 2004  

Joel Spolsky writes effusively about the future of Microsoft and its Windows API. The bottom line: Microsoft can no longer monopolize how applications are written because everyone's moving to the web.

My take? Absolutely right. At our company we're using web services to expose access to Microsoft's SQL Server so that we can extract data to PostgreSQL databases and manipulate them in Python and Perl. And so .NET winds up actually cutting off the monopoly power of Microsoft by allowing us access to their server technology without using their "rich clients." Good riddance.

posted by Henry Jenkins | 6/22/2004 09:51:00 PM

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