Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Oh the implications

I am sure you have heard how Vista builds take 24 hours to be created. But that's nothing.

Running the tests takes weeks.

Talk about lack of timely feedback to help our natural abilities to correlate cause and effect, man...


Dave said...

Vista isn't some little Smalltalk program

Andres said...


You are correct. Vista is a huge program written in something other than Smalltalk. Alas, its downfalls are that it has not been designed properly, and that it is written in a language not designed to support change. Thus, the cost of doing anything with it is unnecessarily expensive.

This, of course, shows up in the form of the figures I quoted.