This forum consists mostly of latte sipping, hip crowd, without any CS degrees and lack of knowledge of Maths.
Microsoft employs as well as attracts some of the best software devs to its platform.
Also it makes stuff easy for them unlike Objective C.
Still, for the purposes of the article, I would think that Microsoft's employees would be the wrong place to look if one were trying to gauge how well they're resonating with up-and-coming developers, developers, developers, developers.
And yes, the weight has been shifting to my hips because I sit in the cool air-conditioning all day.
And okay. You got me. I'll go read about Flume-Java.