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A Peek Inside the Microsoft 'Whidbey' Ship Room

A Peek Inside the Microsoft 'Whidbey' Ship Room

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Darryl Taft of eWeek has a great article that not only gives you a glimpse into the Whidbey Ship Room, but also gives you some insight into the history of integrating the CLR into SQL Server.

In a nondescript conference room at the heart of Microsoft Corp.'s campus here, 35 developers sit shoulder to shoulder and prepare for battle.

This is the Visual Studio "ship room," and in minutes it will play host to a raucous, relentless and occasionally personal debate over the bugs remaining in the Visual Studio 2005 application development tools. Developers with underperforming modules try to maintain game faces while being hammered with questions over so-called ship stoppers—bugs that threaten to affect delivery of the product.

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