“It really became apparent that we share the same soul, and we’ve been able to work really well together because of that.”
Yes, that was a Google engineering director talking about his team’s relationship with Microsoft. Google’s Brad Green, engineering director for the Angular project, made the comment in a video shown today at Microsoft’s Connect developer event in New York.
Google and Microsoft have been longtime rivals, and they’re still fierce competitors on many fronts. But the Angular collaboration is further evidence of the new era at Microsoft, as the company makes peace with many of its rivals and works with a variety of open-source projects.
Earlier at the event, the Redmond company announced a series of new technologies for Android, iOS and Linux developers.
The video was shown today after a demonstration by Microsoft’s Anders Hejlsberg on stage, as shown in a webcast from the event. Afterward, Google technical program manager Jules Kremer, another member of the Angular team, made a brief appearance on stage,
“There’s a lot to love about Google and Microsoft working together on an open source project.” she said.