Microsoft, Google and Mozilla's browser teams share cupcakes

Microsoft decided to give many hard-working software developers in the San Francisco area some free cupcakes on Tuesday. The idea was to help promote IE11 and Microsoft's modern.IE development tools, and it seems to have been a big hit (free food is usually a good thing).

The official IE blog has a summary of the CakeOut campaign in the Bay area. Microsoft stated it got to talk with a number of developers to discuss not just the new modern.IE tools but also how the revised F12 tools made for IE11 can help web creators optimize their sites to run on Microsoft's latest web browser version

The free cupcakes that Microsoft was offering Tuesday were not just for third-party web developers to devour. Microsoft also posted word on the IE Twitter account that the CakeOut campaign showed up at the offices of Google and Mozilla to share some sugar and cake mix with the Chrome and Firefox web browser teams.

Microsoft hints in the blog post that their IE CakeOut campaign may show up in other cities in the near future.

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I actually like this little tradition the IE team has. Weren't they giving the Firefox folks cakes in every major release?

Chikairo said,
I actually like this little tradition the IE team has. Weren't they giving the Firefox folks cakes in every major release?

Which was great until thy moved to their rapid release cycle and have a new version every 8 weeks

Chsoriano said,

Which was great until thy moved to their rapid release cycle and have a new version every 8 weeks

"Dear FF Team; sorry, but we can't send you cake nearly as often as before. Our budget, for one. But also? Cake is a treat, not an every day thing. We may be rivals, but we don't want to give you diabetes. Love, the IE Team."

I tought when I readed the title, that the Chrome and Mozilla team where both deliveirng cupcakes to, for that last one, I wouldn't be surprised at all (they do it all the time with Microsoft), but the first one would surprise me. However, seems that they only wanted free cupcakes...

Opera wanted a ballot so they could decide one which kind of cupcake they received. Microsoft decided it wasn't worth their time.

Martog said,
Opera wanted a ballot so they could decide one which kind of cupcake they received. Microsoft decided it wasn't worth their time.

Fair enough.
Guess it is price you pay for a unless ballot.

Myself said,

Fair enough.
Guess it is price you pay for a unless ballot.

*useless
Chikairo
Does Opera have offices in the area? Or in the US? Just wondering...

Don't know.
If they don't have offices that will be one of the reasons they did not get cake.

LimeMaster92 said,

Don't know.
If they don't have offices that will be one of the reasons they did not get cake.

http://business.opera.com/company/contact

Okay, got one in San Mateo. Interesting. Ah well... Though, honestly, they might not have even thought of Opera. Also notice that no cupcakes for Apple's Safari team. Chrome and Firefox are IE's biggest competitors, so maybe that's why they scored frosted goodies? Plus, arguably, Chrome represents Webkit more than Safari...

Chikairo said,

http://business.opera.com/company/contact

Okay, got one in San Mateo. Interesting. Ah well... Though, honestly, they might not have even thought of Opera. Also notice that no cupcakes for Apple's Safari team. Chrome and Firefox are IE's biggest competitors, so maybe that's why they scored frosted goodies? Plus, arguably, Chrome represents Webkit more than Safari...


Maybe, however Safari has 58% in the mobile market. Microsoft must only be considering desktop competitors.

LimeMaster92 said,

Maybe, however Safari has 58% in the mobile market. Microsoft must only be considering desktop competitors.

Well, considering their own presence in mobile, it makes sense they don't want to draw attention to how teeny they are. Likewise, Safari is default for OSX, so they're again sticking with Windows. No idea what's most popular for Linux...

Ah well... Still a nice, fun gesture to their biggest competitors

LimeMaster92 said,

Maybe, however Safari has 58% in the mobile market. Microsoft must only be considering desktop competitors.

Maybe Apple should put a ballot on the iPhone.

Enron said,

Maybe Apple should put a ballot on the iPhone.

They don't even allow competing browsers*... a ballot screen for what?

* Alternative browsers must use the Safari rendering engine, or resort to server-side rendering like Opera mini...