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Comment Good (Score 4, Insightful) 87

The more stupid patent lawsuits we have, the more likely we will see patent reform.

Right now, none of the big guys want patent reform, because it helps them keep down competitors, and some of them make a good chunk of money from it. If we want to see patent reform, then they're going to have to start hurting. Bring on the patent trolls, I say!

Comment Re:Should have done it a long time ago (Score 1) 296

a very slight chance of making it in "the Cloud".

It's hard to believe but they are rocking in the cloud; the cloud and server division is the biggest revenue maker for Microsoft. Here are better numbers.

Here's how the cloud landscape is shaping up: AWS (and to a smaller degree Google's cloud) is getting popular among startup types, and people with deeper technical knowledge. IBM's cloud is getting popular among giant fortune 500 companies that don't care about technology and just want someone else to take care of it. Microsoft's cloud is gaining popularity among boring, mid-sized businesses who just want something easy (and who frankly, probably don't need a cloud). HP is dead in the water.

Comment Re:Javascript is going away (Score 3, Insightful) 299

WebAssembly and Emscripten are really cool technologies though. But in no way a threat to JavaScript.

The reason Javascript is popular is because in the browser, it's the only option. Once WebAssembly is widespread, that will no longer be a reason to use Javascript. That is my reasoning for explaining why Javascript will no longer be popular.

Why do you think people will still use Javascript once they have other options?

Comment Javascript is going away (Score 5, Interesting) 299

Javascript is approaching its peak as a programming language. The thing that will kill it is WebAssembly.

Soon, you will be able to write front-end code in any language you like, you won't need to use Javascript. And if you're not using Javascript on the front-end, there's really no reason to use it on the back end.

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