You're Doing It Wrong - I got on a conference call for our latest software release. The new project manager asked the test team to verify a bunch of tickets. A bunch came out fai...
Back to Visual Studio
Later I got to thinking about how hard that task would be. I figured I would give it a go to see how long it would take to implement such a thing. That is when I found there was no Visual Studio installed on my work laptop. Ah the horror.
My excuse is that this is a relatively new laptop. The crime is that I only installed Python when I received the laptop. So I downloaded the Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition installer. It was free. It required 6GB with no options selected. I needed to at least have Visual C++ present. That bumped up the requirements to 11GB.
After choosing the minimal options to install, I got some info on what would go down. I would get the Windows 8 SDK. Would also get the common tools. Luckily I was getting the Microsoft Foundation Classes which I am familiar with. Also get Windows XP Support.
Of course setup failed. There were problems with the .NET framework and other things. Let's hope I can get this thing installed. Otherwise I might need to fall back to Python.