He helped build .NET and VS Code — Now’s he working on Web3 (Ep. 500)
Human beings are easily excitable creatures. We pump ourselves full of sugar, and then we crash. The cycle repeats. Now, here we are at a unique moment in Internet consciousness where we’ve experienced multiple crypto winters in addition to the phenomenon known as Dogecoin. Satoshi, wherever he may be, must be #facepalm to the moon. So should we take this stuff seriously—especially those of us who quit our jobs for crypto vaporware?
On today’s podcast, we have an open source OG sharing his voice of reason—to show us what’s real in an avalanche of digital nonsense. John deVadoss spent 18 years as a general manager at Microsoft where he helped build .NET and VSCode, among other things, during the early evolution of what are now widely adopted, even pivotal pieces of technology .
So what brought him to blockchain land?
John explains that Web3 is about the convergence of technology, economics, and social trends.
He elaborates that foundations begin with service-based architecture (SOA), the notion of how to design loosely coupled systems that consist of economic services and components.
He goes on to explain how DeFi represents this thinking of a loose composition of services.
With all of this, blockchain brings together technology and economic incentives into a holistic equation—people contribute because they want to contribute.
Nonsense it is not, says baby Yoda.
Crypto isn’t the end game. It’s a segue along the way.
Learn more about the Global Blockchain Business Council and John’s company, ngEnterprise.
Speaking of awesomeness, we’d like to give a shout out to Stellar Question Badge winner GateKiller for asking a question “How can I get the DateTime for the start of the week?” that has been bookmarked by a hundred people.Tags: .net, the stack overflow podcast, vs code
I still have yet to see convincing evidence that all this has both the capability and the willingness to outgrow the concerns levied by Moxie Marlinspike’s “My first impressions of web3” and Folding Ideas’s “Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs”.
This technology still looks both fundamentally disconnected from the realities of the problems it purports to solve, and more like a scramble by upper-middle class programmers to pry back open the gates of higher wealth shut in front of them by the solidification of oligopolies around companies like Amazon, Google, and Meta.
“Pry back open the gates of higher wealth” is a nice way to phrase grifting. Even established doctors leading in their fields abandon their careers for quackery when the prospect of making orders of magnitude more money appears.
Devellopments in financial transactions such as UPI can disrupt the cryptocurrency craze. In such a scenario, Web3 may not have killer applications to evolve into the next generation after Web2. It seems Web3 may have some novel features such as NFTs and virtual worlds in metaverse, such developments could be attractive to virtual reality games.
Oh he knows quite well from the inside whaqt open source and a lot of outside available experiences in learning through study and trial of actual technology that last weeks big deals in corprorate Meta-Cloud tech are def converging with “blockchain world” 🙂
I see SO is still peddling blockchain things into my inbox. I wonder if their reputation will weather such positions and other recent commercial decisions (e.g. stackoverflow teams) that do not appear driven by user need.