Visual Studio Monochrome – Part 2

Last time we had a look at how Microsoft reinvented the wheel the Visual Studio UI into a colourless ‘metro’ version. This time I’m going to look at some lessons we can learn from the story.

The first lesson is: Know the limits of a good idea. Continue reading “Visual Studio Monochrome – Part 2”

Visual Studio Monochrome – Part 1

To a developer, bugs are things like, returning the wrong value, or a textbox being disabled where it should be enabled. Or when you’re given the honour of a 20 minute audience with the CEO to show him the brilliant new settings dialog you just spent 2 months writing and after 3 seconds it crashes. Continue reading “Visual Studio Monochrome – Part 1”