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How Illustrator (and other software) Gets New Features

There’s a VERY interesting new post from ex Adobe Illustrator Product Manager Mordy Golding on how Illustrator gets new features.

He goes into great detail into the process of how a new version of an application as complex as Illustrator is planned and developed and what kind of criteria the team needs to weigh to decide what features makes it in or not. It is a long post but a very compelling read that should be a reality check for anyone who are quick to criticize any software vendor when they do not implement one’s pet feature request into an application’s latest release. A MUST read!