Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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Ha, ha.
by Verenkeitin on Sat 14th Jul 2012 10:36 UTC
Verenkeitin
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2007-07-01

I see three possible reasons for those issues in Metro apps.

#1 Microsoft has clueless programmers and nobody checks their work. Stack ranking guarantees no-one competent will ever tell them how to do better.

#2 Microsoft's programmers have disincentives to do anything properly. If it compiles and works in the most trivial case, ship it. That's the agile way.

#3 Metro architecture is so screwed up it can't deal with multiple working threads. To be fixed in the next version of Windows.

Btw. Clicking to bring up tab bar to change tabs? Really?

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RE: Ha, ha.
by moondevil on Sat 14th Jul 2012 11:37 in reply to "Ha, ha. "
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

#4 Regardless what engineering says, upper management and marketing always have the last word

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RE: Ha, ha.
by Nelson on Sun 15th Jul 2012 01:30 in reply to "Ha, ha. "
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You're wrong on all of them, especially #3.

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