VMWare Chief Chiefly Wrong

VMWare Chief Chiefly Wrong

In a recent speech, VMWare CEO Paul Maritz raised the rising virtualization rhetoric to a ludicrous level. Among his statements was this gem:

“By and large, people are no longer writing traditional Windows applications,” said Maritz. “People are increasingly looking at different ways of writing and provisioning applications.”

This statement should both surprise and disappoint DevX’s huge developer audience—and not just those writing applications for Windows. Maritz went on to say that “we are going to see the traditional operating system, in fact, deconstructed and made more customized and relevant to the particular application framework.”

While there’s no doubt that other application types running on other OSs are more common than they once were, the statement that “people are no longer writing traditional Windows applications” simply indicates how far out of touch Maritz is with the mainstream efforts of working developers.

The truth is that more Windows applications are being written than ever before: Office automation programs, web applications, games, database applications, communication, embedded, robotics, and mobile applications, and yes—standard desktop/laptop business applications. In any case, Windows has already been “deconstructed” in the process of expanding Windows programming into other devices. Again, it’s not just Windows; there are also more desktop, mobile, and web applications being written for other OSs, most of which were adapted from existing OSs specifically for those types of devices.

Virtualization definitely has an important and a growing place in the IT stack—but that place is supplemental to existing OSs, not a substitute for them.

Share the Post:
Heading photo, Metadata.

What is Metadata?

What is metadata? Well, It’s an odd concept to wrap your head around. Metadata is essentially the secondary layer of data that tracks details about the “regular” data. The regular

XDR solutions

The Benefits of Using XDR Solutions

Cybercriminals constantly adapt their strategies, developing newer, more powerful, and intelligent ways to attack your network. Since security professionals must innovate as well, more conventional endpoint detection solutions have evolved

AI is revolutionizing fraud detection

How AI is Revolutionizing Fraud Detection

Artificial intelligence – commonly known as AI – means a form of technology with multiple uses. As a result, it has become extremely valuable to a number of businesses across

AI innovation

Companies Leading AI Innovation in 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been transforming industries and revolutionizing business operations. AI’s potential to enhance efficiency and productivity has become crucial to many businesses. As we move into 2023, several

data fivetran pricing

Fivetran Pricing Explained

One of the biggest trends of the 21st century is the massive surge in analytics. Analytics is the process of utilizing data to drive future decision-making. With so much of

kubernetes logging

Kubernetes Logging: What You Need to Know

Kubernetes from Google is one of the most popular open-source and free container management solutions made to make managing and deploying applications easier. It has a solid architecture that makes