Eric Sink analyzes all the leaky abstractions he just used to create Vault, SourceGear's new source control system, written in .NET. “I've used Java extensively, and I loved the productivity gains we got during the beginning and middle of the development cycle. But things got ugly at the end. All those layers of abstraction started contributing to our bug list. I've been involved in a couple of projects which completely failed because Java was chosen.... This success stands as a testimony to how incredible .NET really is.”
William Poundstone, who wrote an excellent book on game theory, has a new book about Microsoft interview questions, “How Would You Move Mount Fuji? Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle”
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