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Re: Programmers Nostrums

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Nov 25, 2009 at 10:33 UTC ( #809310=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Programmers Nostrums

Formal process doesn't improve code quality. It just increases the delays and annoys the developers.

Having each and every code release approved by ten people that know nothing about the code changes and would not understand the code even if they tried, doesn't increase security. Just the feel of it.

Making changes on production is dangerous. As such it should be done by someone who understands the application and the changes being released. Do you really think a separate "release engineer team" who is in charge of releases for all the company's aplication, blindly following a "release plan" is a good idea?

A small example of code that got through a massive formal process and had been on prod for some time now:

sub syb_executeQuerySingleValue { my $query = shift; my $dbh = shift; my $val = undef; $recordSize = executeQuerySingleValue($query,$dbh) ; return $recordSize ; }
A little gem isn't it? But it takes about three hours to fill in all the fields in all the request/issue/bug/whatever tracknig systems and write all the required documents to eventualy after several weeks get a five line change in a single script to production.

Enoch was right!
Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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[vedagiri89]: install perl5.16 in the new server and try to run appache
[hippo]: Which version of CentOS?
[vedagiri89]: how to fix: Attempt to reload aborted
[hippo]: Ah, presumably 7 then.
[vedagiri89]: CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core)
[hippo]: How did you install libapreq2?
[vedagiri89]: that one is done by system team from the tar i guess
[hippo]: Really? Not using the one from the CentOS repository? Perhaps that's the problem.
[vedagiri89]: i need when this issue will come usually
[hippo]: How about mod_perl? Was that installed from the CentOS packge or from source?

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