itwbennett writes: Software developers are, by and large, a cool and analytical bunch, but there are a handful of things that strike terror in their hearts. ITworld's Phil Johnson scoured developer forums looking for an answer to the question: What’s your biggest fear as a programmer? The answers clustered into 5 broad groups ranging from being forced to learn or use a specific technology to working for and with incompetents.
Thus spake the master programmer:
"When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes."
-- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"