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In this classic codehead-to-codehead interview with the editor-in-chief of .NET Developer's Journal, Microsoft's Anders Hejlsberg discusses the origins and the future of C#. The interview appeared in .NET Developer's Journal, Vol 1 issue 1 - in October 2002. .NETDJ: Why did you choose to work for Microsoft? AH: I started at Microsoft in 1996. I started after 13 years at Borland and had increasingly had some disagreements with management there about the direction in which the company should go. I felt that they should focus more on tools for developers. Actually, Borland is catering more to developers now anyhow. One big motivating factor in choosing to work for Microsoft was that Microsoft is a technology-driven company that has a tremendous impact on the industry. .NETDJ: Can you give us any insight into how Microsoft came to choose you to lead their C# developmen... (more)

Exclusive .NET Developer's Journal "Indigo" Interview with Microsoft's Don Box

Related Links: .NET Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Named Microsoft "Most Valued Professional" .NETDJ: What is your official title and department? Don Box: I am an architect in the Distributed Systems Group. I am responsible for the protocols and the plumbing that we do in that group. I'm on an architecture team, so the responsibility is distributed, but basically five other architects and I work on the WS-* protocols, Indigo, and the stuff that leads up to Indigo, such as work on ASMX and Web Services Enhancements (WSE). .NETDJ: How did you get started in computer technologies... (more)

An Interview with Rob Howard

.NETDJ: How did you come to work for Microsoft on the ASP.NET team? RH: I was originally on what was then known as the Developer Relations group at Microsoft. I was a technical evangelist. I was part of a team of folks that Microsoft would send to the top 100 "media metrics," which was a ranking tool that ranked the top Web sites and destinations during the dot-com boom. My responsibility was to go and talk to companies and get them to adopt Microsoft technologies. We talked to Amazon and a whole slew of others that are no longer around. We went after the top sites not running our ... (more)

.NET Archives: Getting Reacquainted with the Father of C#

In our premier issue, back in October 2002, we ran a full-length interview with Anders Hejlsberg, the Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft responsible for the creation of the C# programming language. Then, in March 2005, we presented a follow-up interview conducted by .NETDJ's editor-in-chief, Derek Ferguson, at Microsoft's Tech Ed 2004 conference in San Diego, California. Here it is again in full. .NETDJ: Between now and the last time we spoke, Borland has entered the .NET space. As an ex-Borland employee who is now one of the most revered .NET icons, what are your thoughts on t... (more)

InRule Review

I have, in the past, worked on a few software products that were years ahead of their time. As it turns out, being years ahead of your time in the world of Information Technology is not necessarily a good thing. You wind of spending a lot of your time convincing prospective customers that they have a need for software like yours, rather than simply convincing them that your software represents the best choice in an already-established market segment. Therefore I am sure that when I asked, "Why on Earth would anyone need a system just for business rules," it was neither the first n... (more)