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Comment Re:Nonsense (Score 1) 763

This in itself was surprising because he often deployed changes without checking in code. We tried many times to tell him never to do that.

At the risk of stating the obvious: this should be impossible. Your deployment path should go through your version control system, not exist in parallel with it.

How do you respond to someone like that?

Peer reviewed code is a good start. Not hierarchical necessarily, just make sure that whenever somebody codes something it gets read by at least one other person before it's deployed.

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