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Re^2: Programming *is* much more than "just writing code".

by jplindstrom (Monsignor)
on May 09, 2007 at 14:43 UTC ( #614401=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Programming *is* much more than "just writing code".
in thread Programming *is* much more than "just writing code".

Well, green field projects usually enter maintenance(ish) mode fairly quickly, usually somewhere between three and six months in.

This isn't a bad thing, but rather a fact of life and so should be embraced and dealt with.

If they don't take on a more maintenance kind of style, it is because of a lack of one or more of:

  • Short iterations (shorter than a month)
  • Proper testing (and the resulting lack of code quality feedback)
  • Deployment, or at least decent show-and-tell sessions with the stakeholders (and the resulting lack of design and requirements quality feedback)

/J

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