Reposted from http://sharepoint-community.net:
Even the best of friends grow apart. Sometimes your interests change and you slowly lose contact with each other. Other times the situation is more one-sided: One friend moves on to new things, leaving the other one wondering what happened.
Well guys, SharePoint has stopped answering our calls and doesn’t want to hang out with us any more. If you still think SharePoint’s your best buddy, read the signs for yourself:
You’re not invited to parties
Back in 2007 SharePoint was all “Woo! Yeah! Get yourself down here!” with farm solutions running free all over the house.
By 2010 things had started to change. SharePoint had started to hang out with it’s Power Users more. You could still come to most of the parties, but now SharePoint was asking you: “Please don’t do that thing you do. Y’know ‘code’. Unless it’s in the sandbox out back.”
You don’t have anything in common
When 2010 made it easier to publish code, it seemed like you were both enjoying yourselves. But SharePoint was growing restless. With it’s plans to go hosted, it started to make it more and more awkward to do things together.
At first it was making the Office 365 authentication painfully complex, leaving it to you to chase after them: “Oh, yeah. I changed my e-mail address to avoid spammers.”
Then suddenly 2013 just doesn’t support installing SharePoint for local development (see the Note): Exiling us back to the days of remote debugging: “Well, send me a letter or whatever.”
So where does that leave us?
But it’s OK because somewhere deep down SharePoint is still our friend… Right?