I program with different languages and for a while now I have wanted to make the K&R variant coding style my default in Visual Studio.
So what do I mean by the K&R variant coding style, this coding style was named after co authors of the book The C Programming Language (thank you Wikipedia!) Kernighan and Ritchie. The variant I like is based on Java – rather than taking up a new line I like the opening brace on the first line of the statement block.
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Just downloaded the official release of Visual Studio 2010 and nearly fell of my chair, when I saw that the new download manager is a Java Applet. Is Microsoft going soft? Or are we starting to see vendors use the best technology for the job, rather than what company developed the technology. I would of loved to be a fly on the wall in the meeting when it was suggested! Good on Microsoft.
MSDN Downloads Java Applet - landing page
MSDN Downloads Java - Applet download
MSDN Downloads Java - Applet UI
Sosa Somasegar announces the delay in this blog post. Sosa states that they want to resolve the reported performance issues. I think it is good that Microsoft is taking IDE performance seriously. Anyone remember what Visual Studio 2008 was like pre SP 1?