Grim? 120/hr right now, hope it stays grim is that's what it's called now.
Small projects like stackoverflow.com.
I think you need a lot of patients to do that, I think I'd be a terrible manager always wondering why the fuck my employees are so stupid lol.
I've been in a bit longer, 20 years and my rates range between 85-125/hr depending on the gig. I'm still coding though but that's by choice
I've never been afraid to adopt a MS tech. Silverlight still works fine and it's easy to convert a SL app to XAML/Windows. WCF works fine still and it's not that difficult to port that stuff over to WebAPI or ServiceStack. Maybe you're rather not have innovation.
The C# compiler was open sourced, among other projects. That's a change so I guess you're wrong
Best tools, best language (C#), best jobs that pay well. Thanks MS!!!
So you don't want a kb short cut or to close a window with a mouse? I'm confused.
You mean for modern apps right? The 'x' never went anywhere for regular Win apps. The 'x' is on modern apps now too. Thanks Microsoft.
"I have only seen Win8 once, and was unable to help the owner of the laptop it was on in do anything at all." So you're not a tech person then, can't use google? My Dad is computer illiterate and upgrade to W8 from W7 without any help. How do people survive on Max OSX without a start menu? I think people like to complain about nothing.
It's not a fucking tablet interface, jfc, I use it every day and never see a fucking tile, GD people are fucking stupid.
A power user complaining about having to move the mouse to close a window... I'm confused.
Maybe, like I said, I never used it. Mac OSX doesn't have it and I of course don't use it there. My kids seems to do fine on both Win 8 and Mac OSX so I'm not sure what the problem is.
I do development on Android, iOS, and WP/RT. I do the same on Mac OSX, either use the launcher at the bottom or apple key + space bar and start typing. I'm a shill for both operating systems.
So you didn't slide your mouse around to close windows in Win7? Ever use Alt-F4? Win8 has better keyboard shortcuts than the previous OS's but you'd have to spend 2 mins learning something I guess.