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Re^3: Perl is dying (OT now)

by spiritway (Vicar)
on Jul 17, 2006 at 05:18 UTC ( #561665=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Perl is dying
in thread Perl is dying

I don't reject "Code Complete" out of hand. I bought and read it. I reject it because I read it from cover to cover, and found that its advice was either little more than common sense, or ideas that were too awkward to put into practice.

In my opinion, Microsoft software is of poor quality. I can only conclude that they have so little confidence in their own book that they don't practice what they preach - in which case, they're hypocrites; or, they *do* follow their own precepts, in which case, they don't work.

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Re^4: Perl is dying (OT now)
by Argel (Prior) on Jul 18, 2006 at 23:58 UTC
    In my opinion, Microsoft software is of poor quality. I can only conclude that they have so little confidence in their own book that they don't practice what they preach - in which case, they're hypocrites; or, they *do* follow their own precepts, in which case, they don't work.

    Or perhaps that Microsoft Press is a separate entity from Microsoft (albeit under the same Umbrella) and very little in the form of conclusions can be drawn from either?

    I'm not sure how Steve McConnell ended up on Microsoft's label but given the quality of Code Complete and Rapid Development it's not hard for me to imagine him landing a publishing deal with O'Reilly.

    -- Argel

    Update: Fixed typos

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[Corion]: ambrus: Most of our "automation" is tied to process exit codes and a shell pipeline :-\
[LanX]: ... a week later they realized that one of the databases - which recorded how much the other banks due to this bank - was not correctly plugged
[ambrus]: Corion: I have no problem with exit codes and shell pipeline. My problem is that the current process requires a lot of manual intervention from me, including editing the source codes.
[ambrus]: (Also a lot of manual intervention by two or three other co-workers, who do other parts of the process.)
[ambrus]: Some of the manual part is unavoidable, but not all.
[choroba]: LanX was there a way to recover the numbers from the remaining information?
[Corion]: LanX: Ow ;)
Discipulus manual work: i just tell the same to my boss: every time the quick solution is to assign some manual data entry task to my group.. because we have not direct access to many databases here..

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