Eric Sink analyzes all the leaky abstractions he just used to create Vault, SourceGear’s new source control system, written in .NET. “I’ve used Java extensively, and I loved the productivity gains we got during the beginning and middle of the development cycle.  But things got ugly at the end. All those layers of abstraction started contributing to our bug list.  I’ve been involved in a couple of projects which completely failed because Java was chosen…. This success stands as a testimony to how incredible .NET really is.”

William Poundstone, who wrote an excellent book on game theory, has a new book about Microsoft interview questions, “How Would You Move Mount Fuji? Microsoft’s Cult of the Puzzle

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.