Spolsky on the Windows API

Joel Spolsky on How Microsoft Lost the API War:

Outside developers, who were never particularly happy with the complexity of Windows development, have defected from the Microsoft platform en-masse and are now developing for the web….


Much as I hate to say it, a huge chunk of developers have long since moved to the web and refuse to move back.

Good article. I recommend reading all of it, not just my highly selective snippets here.