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Re: Re: Development at the speed of thought.

by vagnerr (Prior)
on Jun 07, 2002 at 19:07 UTC ( #172618=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Development at the speed of thought.
in thread Development at the speed of thought.

We had similar experiences at my last job. We used to have a salesman who did like to sell stuff we didnt have, requiring us the developers to produces it out of thin air. One particular case was the legendary "Currency Converter" The final instant product was a bit of perl and javascript that pinched the currency rates from a less than official exchange rate page that we found. The converter still exists over 4 years later. It used to update the rates automaticaly, but the source site changed their format and it broke. Now it just gets updated when someone remembers.
And what happened to the saleman in question? Well he finished up as sales director of course. :-}

---If it doesn't fit use a bigger hammer


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Re: Re: Re: Development at the speed of thought.
by simon.proctor (Vicar) on Jun 07, 2002 at 22:17 UTC
    I used to work at the same place too but didn't get hit by that one as much. It seemed my job description detailed my responsibility to deliver prototypes as core business functions. You know the one. . . . here Simon, see if this works. . . . . thats nice, add a login to it cos I've promised a big client it will work by tomorrow afternoon.

    Always a laugh. Almost as much as the old - give the team work without telling me and then drop me in it with the M.D cos I'm not keeping your promises - trick :)

    Oh and of course, theres the one where a different manager walztes into your office and demands to know why your prototype (a.k.a business solution) is so cr*p and proceeds to attempt to berate you in front of your co-workers. Naturally you are receptive to this, even though he managed to wipe your new design off a meeting room whiteboard that you and the design team worked till 2am on and its STILL NOT his fault :)

    Or maybe I'm just bitter :P

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