My Friend The Developer

Zohar Melamed
March 16, 2005

For those who do it professionally as part of the mainstream, programming has made a big productivity jump with the emergence of VM's, big class libraries and the semantically aware development tools (IDEA, Eclipse, etc).

Victor Salaman
February 11, 2005

The development scene here is very lame, it's mostly VB kids using the Visual Studio.NET wizards and calling them applications. Microsoft has a zombie-like following due to their strong local presence, and their good marketing.