Asa is smacking someone on the IE team pretty hard today:

It's obviously a hack that's actually based on new windows for each tab. I can crash it at will. It's so flickery as to be completely unusable. It's filled with serious dataloss bugs. It's just crap, plain and simple. Anyone that makes any excuse for this embarrassment, please trackback me because I'm very interested in hearing how anyone can defend it.


At least there's a semi-amusing trail of comments on his post now.

Posted by jzawodn at June 11, 2005 07:12 PM

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# Kevin Burton said:

Dude. It might just be an initial implementation. If everyone were to judge me by the first code I've written I should be smacked.

Years ago when I wrote the threadpool implementation in Jetspeed I was having deadlocks in production code.

There wasn't a lot of documentation on writing Java threadpools and I was pounding my head against the wall.

It turned out to be a really embarassing bug in my own code. Something that should have been obvious but I wouldn't have learned about this issue without writing and deploying an implementation.

Microsoft writes plenty of pathetic code. Their whole OS is pretty pathetic.. .but its a bit hard to criticize if it was alpha code.

The REAL person to be criticized is the marketing team if it was pushed out.

My advice to any Microsoft developers listening is to blog LOUD about WHY this happened so that marketing is no longer allowed to push releases.

Bad things happen without light and blogs do a great job at shedding light on a dark issue.

on June 12, 2005 04:45 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Kevin, I agree.

If this was a marketing move, something's pretty messed up in Redmond.

on June 12, 2005 05:02 PM
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