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Re^2: Common Software Development Mistakes

by raybies (Chaplain)
on Aug 09, 2011 at 12:18 UTC ( #919461=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Common Software Development Mistakes
in thread Common Software Development Mistakes

(great thoughts sundial)

one of the reasons we've done this to ourselves is that software (even in its most trivial applications) is actually quite complicated, but we put a gui on it, and make it look easy.

One of the reasons that designs fail is that we fail to take that complexity fully into the design, and therefore fail to parcel it out to the right people, with the right know-how, and to top it all off we put some money-man or non-software boss on top of it all and expect them to be useful to us.

Sure the money's nice, but they really don't contribute much by way in terms of expertise.

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[thezip]: Heya tye!
[tye]: hey, thezip!
[RonW]: Hi, tye, thezip
[RonW]: I see useless errors liek that from Perl programs, too.
[tye]: well, you certainly don't see strack traces with all of the values removed from Perl.
[thezip]: Howdy RonW. Not in *my* logfiles you won't!
[tye]: and I never claimed anything about 100% on either side.
[RonW]: Presumably because the coders didn't realize that die and warn will append line number and file when the message strings doesn'r end with a line terminator
[tye]: And these are popular and not new python projects.
[thezip]: I had a user complain that they didn't receive an email from one of my processes. I went to the logfile and reproduced the entire contents of the email they would have received. Not my problem.

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