Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Apr 2012 20:30 UTC
Windows It had to be said. It had to be said because no one else in the technology industry had the guts to say it. "I think it's time to stop giving Windows Phone a pass." Thanks, Joshua Topolsky. He's right. A few weeks ago I went back to my HTC HD7 for a few days while I was getting acquainted with the Android ROM scene, and to my utter surprise, most of my problems with Windows Phone 7 from when the platform was just released were still there.
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tanzam75
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2011-05-19

Well, consider that WinDiv is many times the size of DevDiv. And that they used Silverlight as a guide for designing the WinRT API -- but removed half of the functions.

True, they had to write the runtime from scratch in C++. But remember that they had C# source code to look at as they were doing this rewrite. It's a lot easier to rewrite C# code in C++ than to write it from scratch the first time around.

In other words, they had a very constrained problem space. That left plenty of time for performance tuning, refactoring, etc.

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