First things first. It’s not true. So if you were freaking out that Microsoft was somehow abandoning C# and C++ for its most mission-critical offerings, freak out no more. It’s not happening.
So what is happening?
A Microsoft program manager named Sean Larkin perhaps got a little overly-exuberant on Monday, when he tweeted the following. (I’ve edited out some nonsense.)
And Microsoft Teams
And [Visual Studio] Code
And all of [Microsoft Edge] Debug Protocol (instead of C++)
“nbd,” for you fellow old folks, means “no big deal.” Well, sorry, Sean. This is a big deal. And you got most of that tweet completely and utterly wrong.
Anyway, he tried to clarify things in follow-up tweets when his original missive exploded intro controversy. Which shouldn’t have been a surprise. And yet, somehow, it was.
“It’s always the tweet’s you’d least expect to blow up,” he noted, obliviously.
Anyway, he finally corrected himself on Reddit, blaming Twitter’s character limitations for his many factual errors.
Stupid Twitter and its character limits. Sigh.
But seriously, facts matter. And getting something this big this wrong is inexcusable.