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Re: Greatest programming mistakes and what to learn from

by mirod (Canon)
on Dec 22, 2004 at 19:05 UTC ( #416868=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Greatest programming mistakes and what to learn from

My biggest mistakes have not been in programing per se: a faulty Apple II floppy disk made me loose about 2 weeks of work at crunch time in a project. The lesson I leraned: backup early, backup often!

Later on I learned the hard way that features never go away. If a user asks you to remove a feature, don't throw away the code: chances are that some day they will come back to you, asking you to add it (they will have forgotten that you ever wrote it), with a really tight deadline. The lesson I learned: version control tools are good for you.


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Re^2: Greatest programming mistakes and what to learn from
by holli (Monsignor) on Jan 06, 2005 at 17:31 UTC
    little joke to prove your point...

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