CityDesk development/testing question
In the middle of the flash-based demo of CityDesk 2.0 at http://www.paxlogica.com/cddemo/Part1.html , Joel is surprised that the pre-publishing step of editing the file with Notepad.exe works (he adds an html comment "we rock!") - which begs the question - how does Fogcreek test CityDesk and its other software before releasing it?
That is a demo, not a beta testing report... And he probably rehearsed a couple of times before the real thing. So don't think he'd be really surprised.
I have to disagree. I liked the casual feel of the demo. Especially the gray/green issue. I prefer this to the polished talking head crap you usually see.
I can see the professional IT crowd really getting into the "We rock!" comment ...
Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
The demo was fine but for heaven's sake turn off that ridiculous "fade menus into view". Does anybody really leave that option enabled?
If Joel was genuinely surprised, it probably wasn't because CityDesk hadn't been tested and nobody knew whether the feature would work. It's more likely that the feature was written and tested by other people, and Joel just hadn't seen it himself yet.
The way I took it was that he was doing it off the cuff and was surprised it worked because he was just pulling the command line out of his head. The We rock think seemed to be in general, not because the function worked.
My thoughts -
But, BUT, don't forget most people hanging in this forum are JoS nerds, not -necessarily- potential CityDesk users.
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