Last week was Microsoft's annual developer conference aka Build. Three days of total software geekitude: Azure, IoT, .NET, Visual Studio, and even a doggie petting zoo. Yes, your modern developer apparently gets so stressed out at a Microsoft conference that they need to rub a Golden Retriever's ears to calm down.
Last week was a great week for software developers - on Monday, Sept 10th, Microsoft announced Azure DevOps which is a culmination of 15 years of work and provides the full lifecycle of tools to support Visual Studio developers. Not resting on their laurels, Microsoft then hosted .NET Conf 2018 on Sept 12-14 for three glorious days of technical demos, tons of coding, a bunch of product announcements and even a virtual attendee party hosted by none other than your friends here at Mobilize.Net.
I don't think there's any debate that software is about as complex as anything on the planet; since the dawn of the computer in the 1940s people as diverse as Grace Murray Hopper and Charles Simonyi have tried to simplify programming these necessary but obstreperous devices.