Microsoft have announced that their new operating system, Windows 10, should be ready for release later in 2015. If history is to be repeated, we can look forward to new machines being shipped with it in August, and the general public can get their hands on it in October; which is what happened with Windows 8 back in 2012. That’s not a very long life for Windows 8, which was frowned upon for having lost the “Start” menu (brought back for 8.1) and generally being designed for tablet and touch screen users rather than those on a traditional desktop. Personally I have always liked Windows 8, even if it did take some getting used to. Yes 8.1 is better than standard 8, and much more user friendly, but I think the dislike towards the current operating system is because Microsoft made a change from what it’s had people get used to for the last 20-odd years. Windows 10 looks to bring that format back, using a mix of the traditional start menu, and a slight mix in of the “metro” interface from Windows 8.
In my life I’m no different to any other developer. I make mistakes from time to time, and others around me make them too. As a result, I occasionally get allocated some bugs to fix, either ones I’ve just managed to make myself, or long standing ones which have just been found. Bugs are annoying for all concerned, I’m sure we can all agree on that. They are annoying for the person who discovers them because it means the system can’t do what they wanted or expected it to. They are annoying for anyone on a support desk, as it means they have to work through it and determine if it’s intended to work that way, or if it is doing something stupid. And it’s annoying for the developer, because there’s usually a ton of other things to do besides fixing issues. After all, our code is always perfect, so why can’t every other developer’s code be perfect?