History of visual studio

A conversation about how software eventually needs to be reworked and builds cruft over time led me to remember a series of blog entries written by the Visual Studio Chief Architect. It is a history of the various versions of Visual Studio. Being a tools developer, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to make Visual Studio grow and develop over time. There are so many users and so many add-on products that depend on it that testing has got to be a nightmare. What impressed me the most is there desire to push WPF to the forefront and write most of 2010 using WPF. This commitment to dogfooding will make a technology that we use at Emergent tremendously more useful. It is also a gutsy move to refactor something so large in one release. I’m sure that it will have its detractors.

Anyway, follow the links below for a good read.

Rico Mariani’s Performance Tidbits – My History of Visual Studio


~ by shaunkime on January 5, 2010.

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