Lies, Dang Lies, and the Developers Who Tell Them
First thing I did this morning was subscribe to MSDN. It’s just a no-brainer since I’m typically going to buy the new development tools as soon as they surface anyway. I’m also in the process of putting together the specs for my new lap top. I was going to get one over a year ago, and then I said “I’ll wait for Vista”. Then I said “I’ll wait for Vista SP1”. Recently I’ve been saying “I’ll wait for Visual Studio 2008”. Well, I guess I’m not waiting for SP1, and VS2008 is just around the corner and may even be out by the time I get my new machine.
So I lied about SP1, and I also lied about waiting for VS2008 to RTM: I am downloading Beta2 now and I’ll be downloading Blend as soon as I can. I’m just so excited about these new features that I just can’t wait. And I have the perfect test project going on in house. On top of everything else, the timing for these releases couldn’t be better for us. So the next few days will probably be spent downloading and installing software.