Visual Studio 2010 Eyecandy
Jason Zander has posted some pics of the new WPF-based Visual Studio 2010 interface. Some of the changes are subtle, and overall things look pretty good. What I don’t like is the "New Project" dialog. What’s wrong with the 2008 dialog? What does the new dialog offer that the current one doesn’t, aside from forcing me to scroll and a GIGANTIC pointless thumbnail? Sure, it looks pretty, but pretty != usable. When oh when will companies learn the difference…
NVigorate: can haz code review?
Alex has posted some code showing off NVigorate usage and has asked for feedback (NVigorate is Alex’s work-in-progress ORM). Check it out, and let him know what you think.
Not-development related, but…
I really like Ramit’s site. I think he has a lot of sound, reasonable advice. If you are even mildly interested in finances (and you should be, given the times we live in), I suggest checking his site out.
Internet Explorer: Just give up, please
When your brand-new, not even out the door yet browser is at the bottom of the pile in everything, I think it’s time to pack it in. Microsoft, PLEASE, give up, adopt an open-source rendering engine, and repackage it with some bells-and-whistles as IE 9. That’s the only way to stay relevant in this war.
The only problem I had with the "add new project/item" dialog is the lack of alphabetical sorting. Nice to see they didn’t address that at all.
And MS hates web developers too much to ever kill IE.