For those of you, like myself, who weren't lucky enough to be
vacationing in beautiful Barcelona and happened to drop in on
TechEd EMEA, or if you haven't found it elsewhere on the interwebs,
I'd like to introduce you to... [drum roll]....
Scott Guthrie showing the "comment adornment" at PDC
Another pic of the same sample
The new editor!
Here are a few interesting things about the new editor:
A little about myself, since this is supposed to be one of those meet-and-greet type of posts:
My name is Noah, and I've been on the editor team (and at Microsoft) for a little over a year (I did an internship here before, if you want to count that). I'm a recent college grad (CS undergrad at RIT), so I'm still one of them thur youngins on the team. My favorite color is blue, and my favorite editors are vim and emacs; yes, I use both (primarily vim; and Emacs for things like slime, muse, and org-mode), so I don't buy into the whole "best editor evar" flame war (my asbestos long johns are on, though, just in case). I'm what our architect jokingly refers to as one of "those open source socialists", which is a big reason why I'm pretty heavily invested in making our editor as extensible and open as possible — I believe that the most important value of any product or project is the community that exists around it.
In the coming days and weeks, I'll be writing various samples/extensions for the editor, as well as giving an overview of the many ways that people can extend the editor. I'll put up samples for various things: features I miss from other editors, things that you couldn't (easily) do in the old editor, samples that somehow involve ice cream (I really like ice cream), etc. If you are an actual person reading this post and not the google search indexer, feel free to write a comment if you want to see something specific. I suppose, if you are the google spider, you can post a comment, too; we're very accepting of all people and bots on this blog, unless you are the prince of some African country who has seventy gigabazillion dollars and just needs $1000 from me to get set up in America.
The images in this post come from Long Zheng's Flickr photostream, from the "PDC08: Keynote 2" set.