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Poll: What was the biggest letdown in the development industry in 2010?

Developers, what story were you the least happy about this year: Android fragmentation, WP7, the lack of interest in parallel programming, the shift to cloud, or something else?

Some of the biggest news stories in the Programming and Development realm this year were not necessarily good for developers. For example, Android has become very fragmented between the carriers and the handset makers, causing huge problems for the developers. Windows Phone 7 looked so very promising, but the reality has been a bit of a disappointment, considering their competition. To me, the lack of interest in parallel programming (in no small part due to the kinds of applications that we usually get to be involved in) has been a bit of a disappointment. And a lot of developers I know are simply unhappy about the sudden, rapid, and hard shift that many companies are making to cloud computing. Looking back at some of these stories, what were you the least happy about this year?

J.Ja

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

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