From Shelley about IE7:
(Those looking for an alternative might want to try Firefox)
Shelley also mentions how she has to test with IE6 now, using a Virtual PC image:
According to the IE weblog, this VPC image will only function until April 1st, 2007, but I think the April Fool’s joke is getting people to reserve both memory and disc spaceâ€“as well as having to go through Microsoft’s validation processâ€“just to test against a browser. What happens after April, then? Are all the Windows 2000 installations going away? There will be no need to test for IE6?
But there seems to be a problem with those images, as Paul Morriss found out, Microsoft seems to think they’re dodgy knock-offs, even though they came from them originally:
Just for fun I then decided to upgrade IE on the Virtual PC to IE7. When it got to verifying whether the copy of Windows on the Virtual PC was genuine it concluded it wasn’t.
He’s got a screenshot as proof..
Then, as a final funny thought, this worked example from Sterling W. â€œChipâ€ Camden derived from a theory by Shelley that â€œEvery spec should be written like it was going to be read by VB developers.â€:
See Dick and Jane play tag.
See Dick forget his namespace prefix.
See Jane throw an exception.
Run, Dick, run!