The Windows 8 release is likely to cause some pain for developers and organizations using Windows. It's also possible that Windows 8 will be provide a big opportunity for developers to have access to markets that have been previously been dominated by established players. Just as the uptake in Windows 3.X allowed Word to bull into WordPerfect's market, Metro/WinRT puts everyone on the same playing field with all sorts of products.
I see Windows 8 as both a pain and a joy. What about you?
More about Windows 8 from Justin James
- Five reasons to consider Windows 8 development
- 10 reasons Windows 8 will be painful for developers
- Windows 8 on ARM: What developers need to know
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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.