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I've seen this. Most coders just glue third party stuff together with a bit of business logic. Nobody ever writes anything from bare metal, no complex algorithms, nothing. It just takes too long to test your own stuff. The Java world is so rich in libraries that you can always track down something that does what you need.
And as a certifiable.. I mean certified tester, I'm the person who should be testing shit (and lets face it - Too much of the code out there IS shit)
Let the coders code, Find a person who understands HOW to test and let them test.
Also. If you're going to code using a language like JAVA, Write a freaking JUnit test and pass in Min, Max, Max and a mid range value to your methods/objects. Make 100% certain that it handles the data and errors that inevitably WILL happen. Then you have a quick way to REGRESSION TEST when you do a new release...
If you can't, based on the available facts (the design, requirements, etc.) , determine how long it will take to implement a project then you need to find someone who can. And you have to understand that there ARE external factors you can't control and if they change, the estimates change.
And management needs to know that your estimates are based on specific things (the requirements not changing). Any changes to requirements, etc. will impact schedule
If your company puts the budgets into stone, that's a different issue.
This is yet another way to drive it down.
They don't care about morale. If you don't have any work options, And keep producing ? Their attitude is screw your morale.
No, The real issue (I believe) is that they can't find engineers willing to work for less than other engineers (2/3rd the pay and no benefits).
I've seen when they do a postings for H1B jobs, Its tailored specifically to that person for THAT job, then its posted for just long enough to meet the legal requirement to "prove" they tried to find a qualified US engineer but nope, They didn't find any so the H1B person is kept
Support ALWAYS gets the shit end of the stick.
I'm currently in testing (formerly of development AND support) and I always try my best to beat the snot outta new/updated code so that it doesn't take a dump that support has to clean up (despite every effort of development to put out crap).
A political catch 22. We say NSA is overreaching it needs to be stopped. The feds send in the FBI to investigate. We say the FBI is just as bad as the NSA.
The thing is the FBI, NSA etc... They are not trying to actively get rid of our rights. However their mandate is our security. Unfortunately Liberty and Security don't play nice with each other, more Liberty means people get to do more what they want and that could mean infringing on others security.
These groups are doing their jobs when they try to get more information. However what we lack is proper leadership to stand up and make the tough decision of saying, you are reaching too far, and we need to insure we keep personal liberty.
No they're NOT doing their jobs. More Data != Better.
They have access to information, their problem isn't that they need more data, They need to understand the data they DO HAVE so that they can analyze it properly for any threats. THEN when they have a specific threat they can request the additional data they need.. BUT only once they've actually identified a REAL target.
However.. One option people DO have with Android is to move from the "Company Install" to a 3rd party install (without the bloatware
So there ARE support options (Unless your company demands that your phone is 100% up to date with security patches AND not rooted...
My wife and I both love BGG. She's found their "Women in Gaming" group and they're super supportive and welcoming vs. the guys (Wow. what a shocker there
And with our 150+ games, its nice having a place to keep them all in a list too
Does ANYONE think that this would be happening if the gov agencies didn't think they could get something from it ?
It would allow the Australian NSA access without violating those pesky laws they're supposed to follow...