Plus server in closet for when you need horsepower.
:) Ok, tiger, good one. Made me laugh (but quietly, since I'm in a cube farm).
I can guarantee you no one on my team (of developers, of varying ages) knows what mind maps are, except our BA, who got handed one by someone on ANOTHER team.
Eczema. You're welcome.
Sorry -- I couldn't get past the opening line: "She is hot!"
Ok, now I know the crew. Thanks, Datamation article, we'll call you!
My JRE wants to update itself every time I turn around, and I say "why, yes, go ahead". Where does this "quarterly update cycle" statement come from?
"Modern"? That plant was built in the 60s.
I wish. Split tickets = split government.
Right. Except THIS is the stuff that matters, not real-time cloth texturing.
It's not management. It's not lack of financial incentive. Mgmt doesn't have time/energy to scrutinize docs, and paying for docs is stupid because you'll get filler.
It's thought leaders on the team. You get some architect who wrote the system and fully understands it, PLUS he's smart, PLUS he's a git r done type (remember? remember? smart, gets things done? Thank you, Joel Spolsky). Result: the smart guy everybody looks to writes no docs. He doesn't need them. It doesn't occur to him that others might need docs, because it's not an immediate problem (fire, crisis) he can put out and be a hero. It's friction. No payoff for him to eliminate _that_.
So, everybody on the team follows his lead. There's no team culture of helping each other out by writing little love notes to each other that say such sweet things as "Returns the two highest priority items that are neither red nor flibbertygibbits (<see cref="isFlibbertyGibbit()"/>)."
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. blah blah blah
Hey, is this enough comment to pass the filter that says I have to say something more than what I can squeeze into the subject line?
Great Scott, how did I get logged out?
What I said was: No, the sad thing is there are people who think it's laudable to score humor points by stylishly saying they don't care and neither should anyone else.
But I do have something to say about the immediate response of "QA". These are design issues (as has been mentioned). QA is not where you test out that sort of thing. Up-front design (not necessarily Big) should be the first response. Now is not the time to slack off on design, just because a lot of the components have already been written.
Development is also a cost center. Those whiners are constantly bitching about architecture. That's why we look for cheap developers who won't raise objections or otherwise make waves (like, with bright ideas), they'll just code. It's just a simple matter of programming, what the heck is up with them, anyway?
You're an idiot. I know some people who do exactly that.
How about if I raise hogs next to YOUR suburban house?
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