Google’s software engineer who is a former Microsoft employee has been criticised for claiming that Adobe software does not reflect the reality of what it does.
Speaking at a Google event in the US, Matt Rogers said that Adobe products are ‘designed to be designed to look good’ and that it was important to ‘keep up the good work’ and ‘keep that integrity’.
“The problem is that Adobe’s software does look good, but it’s designed to be good,” he said.
“We have to keep up the great work and keep that integrity.”
Google software engineer Matt Rogers, who worked for Microsoft from 2003 until 2008, has been accused of being a software engineer by Adobe, after he said that software in Adobe products ‘looks good’ but it is not true.
The comment was made in response to an audience member’s question about the company’s new software editing software.
“Can you please explain why Adobe does not look good?” asked audience member Mike Dannelly, an engineer at Adobe in California.
“Well, it’s all very subtle, but if you take the product and put it in front of an Adobe editor, you’re going to have some problems,” he added.
“It looks great, but that’s not what’s really going on.”
“What Adobe is doing is trying to look like it is the best possible software product, but its not.”
The software looks great on paper, but when you try to apply it, you get these problems,” Mr Rogers said.’
They’ve got a really bad problem’Mr Rogers told the audience that he is “totally opposed” to Adobe’s approach to software development.”
They have a really terrible problem with this software,” he claimed.”
I think they’ve lost control of their own software, and they’ve made the software look terrible,” he continued.”
And they’ve got to take a very hard look at themselves.”‘
They should get the hell out’The US technology company is also accused of failing to take action against Adobe’s new Photoshop, which has been the subject of a global controversy.
Mr Rogers said it was the “worst thing” Adobe has ever done.”
If they’re going for that, they should get out of the software development business and make the software run on an iPad,” he told the crowd.”
When you get down to it, Adobe is a company that has had the worst software experience of any software company I know of.””
It’s a company with a history of failing, and that’s a real shame, because this is what Adobe does.
“So the company needs to get the heck out.”‘
This is not a good business model’Many in the audience were angered by Mr Rogers’ comments, with one person tweeting that Adobe “should have never let this guy in”.
“This is really not a business model,” one person wrote on Twitter.
“That’s not good software, it looks terrible, and it’s not.
They’re a bad company, and the worst thing Adobe has done is let this go,” he later told the BBC.”
This has got to stop.”
Mr Rogers is not the only former Microsoft software engineer to have criticised Adobe software.
Earlier this month, the UK technology news website TechRadar accused Microsoft of using its software in “a deliberate attempt to undermine the trust of software developers in the software industry”.
“The Microsoft-owned software company Adobe has created a hostile environment for software developers and software vendors in which software engineers, as well as the users, are often at risk,” the site said.
The company said in a statement that it would be “seeking to correct this issue”.
“We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and we will actively engage with anyone who complains,” it said.