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Joel on Software

2003/03/26

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Not bad: about four hours of work to implement a picture editor with crop, resize, rotate, undo, and save.

It did take about four hours yesterday to figure out which OCX/DLL files I need to ship and make sure that SETUP included them, and I spent an hour last night reading the documentation to get a better idea for what I have to do.


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