My coworker Jeff Davis posted about IE7 and the cyclical nature of blogging, especially for those of us working on things that haven't yet been publicly announced. It includes a great ship analogy, and having been on the "critical path" for most of IE7 development (and before that having endured all my Longhorn Alpha work being scrapped (not for technical reasons)) mentally I think I'm still out on shore leave to a bit of an extent. 😉

I tend to blog in bursts, with the prerequisite that I have ideas and I'm not suffering from writer's block. These days I have a list of at least a dozen topics queued up -- not including a bunch of overdue in-depth posts about IE7's tabbed browsing architecture -- so I just need to get to it, I guess.

Since you asked, other great blogs you should read are Coding Horror, Eric.Weblog(), and Fabulous Adventures in Coding.

Comments (2)

  1. CH says:

    Why is MS so intent on pushing IE7 when all we hear about it is for the most part bad with ratings at best 3 stars (over 5)?

    The only good comments appear to come from the developers, which is unfortunately like patting yourself on the back because users aren’t.

  2. CH, I’m not sure what you’re expecting. Do you not think that we should be proud of the product we’ve spent long hours on nearly every day for the past couple years?

    IE7 is a great improvement over IE6 in most respects. There are big changes that will require some adjustment, sure, but I’m convinced it’s a strong net positive. Even better than that, we have good momentum and a great team for creating the next versions of IE. Even if you’re a Firefox advocate this is good news because competition is a *good thing* and we’ll all be better off for it. For this reason I personally hated that the IE team was disbanded way back when, but that is ancient history.

    Are there areas to improve upon? Absolutely, and we’re working on many of them.

    Hmm… Maybe this should be like that Seinfeld episode where I now come to your workplace and anonymously heckle YOU. 🙂

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