Containers and DLL Hell
Back in the 1990s, shared libraries were all the rage. Instead of having to ship a 20 MB
*.exe file to your customer in various floppy disks, you could cut some code out, put it in a set of
*.dll files, and reuse that code across all your products. Every vendor would then install lots of DLL files in your system, and they would be reused by other apps from the same vendor.
The New Microsoft
Microsoft is a big, big, big name in our industry. No matter what they do, everybody notices. Whether it’s good or bad, useful or ridiculous, big or small, it never goes by unnoticed.
As part of my work in VSHN, I lately prepared a set of demo applications ready to be containerized and deployed in our new product APPUiO Cloud.
My personal project during the pandemic was Conway, a project providing implementations of Conway’s Game of Life in as many programming languages as possible.