In this interview John Petersen talks to John Robbins about the importance of copyright to software developers, how Visual Studio Online is different from TFS, and how half-baked frameworks are taking their toll on developers.

John Petersen has been developing software for over 20 years. It all started when, as a staff accountant, he was asked to get involved in a system upgrade to replace an old IBM Series 1 computer (about the size of a large refrigerator!). Those first programs were written in Clipper in the summer of 1987. Since that time, tools he has used include dBase, FoxBase, Visual FoxPro, and Visual Basic.