timothy from the longhorn-dream-is-enlarging-barton-springs dept.
gbjbaanb writes "Early this month, Microsoft dropped something of a bombshell on Windows developers: the new Windows 8 touch-friendly immersive style would use a developer platform not based on .NET. Cue howls of outrage from .NET developers everywhere, but here Ars Technica describes what's more likely to have been going on and why Microsoft is finally getting its act together for developers."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.