VC++ Whidbey Beta1 Ships!

Finally!  VC++ 2005 Beta1 has dropped, and we had a little party last Friday to celebrate.  It was nothing fancy, and I spent most of my time playing bridge in a corner.  The full beta is only available to MSDN Subscribers now, and selected partners, but there’s still a way for everyone to play around…

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A Bug’s Life

No, not the Pixar movie.  This is about the lifetime of a bug in our product.  How they go from discovery, to fix, to maintainance. Stage 1: Discovery.  Perhaps what’s most interesting are the various ways a bug can be discovered. We often find them through test suites, where a build of the compiler is…


QA Mode

This will be the first post in a new category, “A day in the life.“  Through these posts, I hope to provide some background into what QA for the compiler team is like.  Hopefully, you won’t think I’m a bungling idiot.  So, to get the ball rolling, I thought I might try and give a…

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