<rant> WTF Microsoft?? I was asked to build a simple application for windows mobile 7. No prob. Its been out long enough that I would think all the bugs are out. Its a simple enough app, whip this guy out in 2 weeks top. Right..
So first, I get a phone and had to load zune twice before it would work. Then EACH TIME I connect the phone to my laptop, there is yet another friggen update. Sigh.. Fine.. My programmer has test code for me to look at and like the iphone, I have to set up an account with microsoft just to view the bloddy thing. Ok, fine enough again. So I hit the site and find out I need the windows phone developer tools. Start downloading that. Its a big download and its crawling. So I go off and do other things and an hour… yea an HOUR! Its downloaded. Start the install… now I need siverlight? WTF? ok I download that. Back to it.. No I need to install Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone.. ARE YOU KIDDING??? Another download, this is a touch faster, but still, WAY too slow. I have to guess the MS servers are over loaded.. or they just suck.
WTF Microsoft??/ And I thought building for Apples iOS world was a drag. Man.