Ok, for those who have been keeping up with Mike Gunderloy this is old news but I just ran across it. Mike is one of the most prolific writer/developers I know and one of those rare breed that can evidently learn new technologies in no time flat.
Mike has been working with Microsoft technologies for about fifteen years, but it seems he’s gotten fed up with Microsoft. Even though he is continuing his blog of links to info and tools of interest to .NET developers at The Daily Grind, he has started a new blog named A Fresh Cup where he explores his search for an alternative development platform.
Here is an except of his initial post:
…I’ve spent the bulk of the last fifteen years developing some amount of reputation and expertise in the Microsoft universe…
Unfortunately, over that time I’ve also come to the conclusion that, even though it is staffed largely by smart and ethical people, Microsoft itself represents a grave threat to the future of software development through its increasing inclination to stifle competition through legal shenanigans….
…I can’t afford to just walk out on a career that brings in good money. But I rather desperately want to find an alternative. This blog will record some of my explorations as I hunt around in other corners of the software world, trying to decide if there’s a viable business plan for me that can include weaning myself off of Microsoft software.
So it seems like I’m not the only one who has gotten frustrated with Microsoft as of late.
4 Replies to “Mike Gunderloy gets fed up with Microsoft”
You are not the only one!!! Welcome to the club! :) Take a look at these fine .NET developers looking elsewhere:
Adrian: Thanks for the list. Especially that last one (over 50 pages of comments!!!)
Hi Mike, thanks for your comments on my blog!
Here’s another ex-Microsoftie going to Google:
(David Bennett, who worked in the parental control feature of Vista)
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