If you read my blog regularly, there are two things you may or may not know about me:
- I work at Microsoft
- I love the Yahoo User Interface Library
So today’s big news that Microsoft has offered to buy Yahoo! for 44.6 billion dollars speaks to both of these facts about me. This is obviously big news for both Yahoo! and Microsoft and many people have their different takes on whether or not it is a good idea or not. I just want to say that I am feeling like my secret love affair with YUI is somehow more justified after hearing this news.
Now if I build sites using the YUI CSS library, or work on YUI.Net, I can be comforted by the fact that I wasn’t the first one to think of Microsoft + Yahoo! being a happy combination.
By the way, I realize that I haven’t added any new code to the YUI.Net controls in a long time. I am working on a roadmap of how to move forward and would love any feedback from people who have used the controls.
I was considering YUI, but now that it has a risk of being turned into an Internet Explorer only framework, I’m affrais I will need to look elsewhere.
Sorry but I just came from dumping my YUI code and switching to qooxdoo.
M$ will simply KILL YUI by bastardizing it thus rendering the best multiplatform tool
simply another .net hangon.
See what they (unnnecessarly) did with hotmail interface:
I think it should be another matter for EU antitrust.