Episode 7: Why Don’t Startups Run On Microsoft?

In this episode of Herding Code, we discuss the pro’s and con’s of building a startup on the Microsoft stack. We talk about a lot of issues:

  1. Licensing cost
  2. Availability and cost of developers
  3. Development environments and tools
  4. Relative costs of software vs. development time
  5. Thoughts on whether Microsoft should ship Visual Studio Express with Windows
  6. Those few companies who start on one stack and switch as they get larger
  7. How, in the end, it all comes down to execution

Along the way, K. Scott regales us with the tale of his run-in with the FBI, flees the podcast, and finds a way to sneak back on the call. Shenanigans!

Herding Code 7: Why don’t startups run on Microsoft? (Download)

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