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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I'm Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Trello and Fog Creek Software, and CEO of Stack Overflow. More about me.