Yet another major cross-platform project shuns HTML5

Microsoft is writing cross-platform Office’s codebase in C++.


Microsoft has a huge challenge ahead in developing Office across Windows, Windows RT/NUI, Android, and iOS.

Guess what they’re using:


Guess what they’re not using:


FTA (emphasis mine):

The goal of “write once, run anywhere” which technologies like Java, Flash and HTML5 were designed to try to solve by pushing the level of abstraction as low as possible or making application programming interfaces (APIs) very broad sounded good, Zaika said, but ended up creating impedance mismatch. Compatibility and interoperability problems, among others, arose.

via How Microsoft is taking on the cross-platform challenge with Office | ZDNet.

P.S.: Here‘s what I mean by “yet another.”

Author: jdrch

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