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What scares you as a developer?

Survey period: 31 Oct 2016 to 7 Nov 2016

Someone who needs help with their computer recognising you as an IT professional54943.47
Finding your desk has been turned into a pair-programming station27721.93
Being told you have to demo the code to the customer in person. Today.33326.37
Shipping code that has a debug DROP TABLE Users statement left uncommented33026.13
Your manager reading a new management book38530.48
Your main admin password being mailed to you31524.94
Being told the day before launch that you need to support IE. Version 7.47937.93
Other (please comment)15011.88
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

GeneralRe: Loosing my source code Pin
Kirk 103898211-Nov-16 4:44
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GeneralWhen... Pin
Vincent Maverick Durano31-Oct-16 10:42
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Erik Burd7-Nov-16 14:00
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Jalapeno Bob31-Oct-16 10:35
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GeneralSending code to QA for testing that's not under source code control Pin
Erik Burd31-Oct-16 9:48
professionalErik Burd31-Oct-16 9:48 
Great timing for this one. We have a "principal" software engineer (notice the quotes) who decided to hand off a build to QA from code that hasn't been checked into source control. Just a random build from unknown code.

This person thinks that's acceptable, too. Talk about bush league. This I would expect from an intern, not someone with years of experience. Perhaps they're used to being sloppy and not using a build process.

Naturally, QA runs into issues so I can't help them because:
1) Not checked in to SVN so I can't fix the problem D'Oh! | :doh:
2) I have no way to know if what code they're testing with. D'Oh! | :doh:
3) No traceability of source code D'Oh! | :doh:

Oh yeah - we're supposed to release this week! Mad | :mad:
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GeneralCoffee machine or Internet arent running Pin
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John Pearce31-Oct-16 7:51
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KarstenK31-Oct-16 8:16
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GeneralThe Boo Language Pin
Marc Clifton31-Oct-16 4:16
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Kaladin31-Oct-16 2:48
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Rahul VB1-Nov-16 11:10
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