Releasing binaries for my samples

Since starting my column, I’ve received quite a few requests for “just the install” from people who read the article, liked the app I built, but don’t have any interest in the code… they just want to run the app!

I never really considered that possibility, and in some cases I didn’t even write the code with that in mind, but now I’m wondering if I should at least provide a built install file in with the downloadable code sample for non-programmers… weird thought. Whatever I do, I can’t support people who use the sample without compiling it themselves… the code sample is merely a way to show some interesting concept(s), I try to make the applications interesting but they certainly aren’t the point.

[Listening to: Zion – Fluke – Matrix Reloaded: The Album Disc 1 (04:33)]

Author: Duncan Mackenzie

I'm the Developer Lead for the Channel 9 team, formerly worked on MSDN as a developer, content strategist and author.

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