The Make Web Not War conference is a hip conference! It’s a place where awesome people demo awesome apps, and other spectators trying to join for the fun. It’s also nice to see that the web arena has both young and old people, and more girls too. I think the web is very welcoming to programmers, and that it’s such a diverse field that web developers may not really understand the technologies that others are using for their “web” development. So, it comes down to, which part of the web do you work on?
It’s true that MS products are proprietary, but that’s because it is meant for the enterprise. To the average joe, MS is providing support to the open source community, which would in turn help its own technologies.
Need to check out some of MS’s open source technologies, such as:
- Windows Azure
- Expression Studio 3
- MS Webmatrix?
Need to pick up the studying on the web soon.