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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
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Jalapeno Bob31-Oct-16 10:35
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I have spent much of my career developing software to meet state pr Federal government requirements. Usually, I am working at a smaller subcontractor. What scares me is doing a demo of the finished product for the customer and finding out that the specification document did not contain some crucial requirement.

In the "good ol' days," you could make the changes required, charge the government and usually get away with the "cost overrun." In today's political climate, attempting that will get you a few column inches in the local newspaper and, if you are really unlucky, an interview with an aggressive TV reporter. The legal nicety of saying that we delivered what you contracted for gets lost in the political finger-pointing. Either way, don't expect to submit a successful bid for a year or two.

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept that there are some things I just can’t keep up with, the determination to keep up with the things I must keep up with, and the wisdom to find a good RSS feed from someone who keeps up with what I’d like to, but just don’t have the damn bandwidth to handle right now.
© 2009, Rex Hammock

GeneralSending code to QA for testing that's not under source code control Pin
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GeneralThe Boo Language Pin
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