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Can Gates Code?

Bill Gates is retiring this week to spend his time helping save the world (that's no joke -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation does amazing work).

The editors at our sister publication Redmond Developer News, aimed at corporate software development managers, decided to find out if Gates was as good at making software as he is at making money. Longtime analyst guru Will Zachmann took up the challenge and spoke to a who's-who of software to see just how good Gates was at the craft.

The conclusion? Gates was and is a fine technologist, and clearly knows his code.

Posted by Doug Barney on June 23, 2008


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