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Re: Re: Usage of tools

by ignatz (Vicar)
on Jul 02, 2002 at 13:22 UTC ( #178837=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Usage of tools
in thread Usage of tools

This was how they did it at a LARGE company that I worked at recently. Their solution was not allowing any text editor except EditPlus & VI, and any OS except Windows 95 and HP-UX. (They are moving to Win2k in the next six months if they can figure out how to do it without bringing down the network.) Allowed programming languages were Java 1.3.1, PHP, Pl/SQL and Korn shell. They did have official version control software, PVCS, but only the managers were allowed to use it so as to keep things effecient.

The company worked very hard at keeping desktop problems to a minimum saving a lot of time and money in terms of tech support and system administration. It also helped keep quality programming down to a minimum.

It's amazing to me that companies hire people that they entrust with programming very expensive networked servers and yet don't think that they can be given control of a $1,000 desktop workstation. Garbage in, garbage out.

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[Corion]: Now, how to best automate that Google search ... :-)
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[Corion]: The good posts on HN are the non-computing posts. Most of the other stuff is maybe relevant to you if you are 20 and live in Silicon Valley...
[Corion]: Two attributes that don't describe me.
[Corion]: Maybe I should also write a curator for HN or simply not read it anymore, like you do.

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