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A strong (and sometimes conflicting) opinion on Edge switching to Chromium

Dave Rupert feels that Microsoft Edge switching to Chromium makes other browser rendering engines “edge cases”:

If there’s one thing I know about developers, it’s that we love to ignore edge cases because edge cases make our jobs more difficult. Google itself regularly ships Chrome-only products and I’ve been told by Googlers that they’re directed to only care about Chrome.

Like Dave, I feel torn between different arguments. But just as Blink is a fork of WebKit, who knows if we’ll also see a fork of Chromium led by Microsoft in the future.

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If statements should cost $10,000 each

Yup, it’s true…“estimating project costs is hard.” I thoroughly enjoyed the tongue in cheek logic shared by Dave Rupert in this post.

…let’s say your app has a logged-in or logged-out state, well, that’s at least 2 if-statements. Starting price: $20,000. Never before has it been this easy to price and scope out complex stateful apps!

The cost of complexity in software is real and this is a very practical post to share with would be customers of your software team. This applies to freelancers, consultants, and even teams inside larger orgs. We all have to account for our time, and that means accounting for the money being spent along the way.

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