Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Acquired Needs of Software Engineers


If you blog it, they will update your ticket

So here’s an interesting sequence of events.

10 AM, January 12th, 2011
I open a ticket on Microsoft Connect about the bug I found in the C# compiler.

7 PM, January 12th, 2011
My ticket gets routed to the Visual Studio Product Team (seems a little weird to me, but OK).

(Months pass.)

March 31st – April 3rd, 2011
I write a couple of blog posts about this bug that I discovered.

April 4th, 2011
My Microsoft Connect ticket gets updated! (And closed, actually; but that’s no surprise. I’d already gotten the “unofficial” response from the C# compiler team via Eric Lippert.)

I don’t know; I just think that’s interesting.