Microsoft and developer trust (or lack thereof)
There has been some talk around several internet outlets about the (seemingly) eroding trust developers have in Microsoft and its techniques (see David Sobeski's piece here, Tim Anderson's piece here and e.g. the Reddit Programming thread here). Trust is the keyword here and in my opinion it's essential to understand what that means in the context of a software developer to understand the problem at hand, or even to acknowledge that there is / isn't a problem. I try to explain below what I think trust means in this context.