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17 March 2005 @ 08:26 am
Somewhere out there, there is a planet that sucky programmers come from. These programmers believe that a task is done as soon as they finish the coding, and they don't believe that actually running the program and testing to see if it works or even compiles is necessary to the completion of the task.

I want to find this planet and exterminate these vermin with extreme prejudice.
Current Mood: wrathful
azgregmazgregm on March 17th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
This might Help
Thought of you when I saw the details of this new DVD:

From our DVD department, the ever popular
New Hot Version Title from the makers of
Best Motoring Video -

Battles at 10,0000 RPM includes Honda S2000
Mega Test and Battle 04 vs 1st generation,
***Get Schooled by Subaru Rally Driver Makinen***,
Life in the Fast Lane- Cameras follow JGTC
drivers Orido & Wakisaka through their season.
Sandpanthersandpanther on March 18th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
Re: This might Help
One of my coworkers was just telling me about that this morning. I begged and pleaded and told him he'd be my new best friend if he'd loan me the disk. ^____^ At least now he knows who I'm talking about when I mention Tommi Makinen. (He's enough of a rally noob that he doesn't even know all the current drivers, much less the great-but-recently-retired ones. Then again, I'm not sure before this weekend I could recognize all the current drivers either...)
Chad Rosenbergabditus on March 18th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
While I am from that planet, I am happy to say that I am part of a small group of rebel conspirators that believe in unit testing, that development machines magically make code work that is otherwise broken, and that QA people are not just failed and programers should be prized. Unfortunately, we are in the minority and are quite frequently shunned by quite a bit of management who thinks the vermin are more cost effective to employ because they quote shorter development times and that they are simultaneously a bona fide replacement for QA personnel.
Sandpanthersandpanther on March 18th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Bleh, I shouldn't post when I'm not entirely conscious. (Sick + frothing with rage does not a coherent post make.) I had meant to say that there is a planet that BAD programmers come from. There is another planet that GOOD programmers come from. These people have clues. These people also remember when I say repeatedly "the programmer who was working on that program was in the middle of fixing a bug which I know she didn't get fixed before she got laid off, so someone is going to have to go in there and fix it before the program will compile." (I would be a good deal less grumpy if they would remember my saying that -- repeatedly, and multiple times in writing -- rather than presenting the problem to me as "clueless Contractor just doesn't have her work environment set up correctly, please to fix.")
kazuhiko04kazuhiko04 on March 18th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
Hallelujah! Sign me up for the vengeance party. These people programmers morons really need removing from our collective misery...
Sandpanthersandpanther on March 18th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
Perhaps we should have a word with the Black Death about them. I'm sure BD could hook us up with a solution... ^___^