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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%

GeneralOther...Unexpected support on weekend/odd hours Pin
Vipin_Arora31-Oct-16 23:01
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GeneralScary Pin
Jonas Hammarberg31-Oct-16 22:05
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Rahul VB31-Oct-16 23:29
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GeneralUsers with a small amount of "programming" knowledge Pin
Out of Memory31-Oct-16 21:44
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Just a couple of years ago, I arrived at my new job to find the following corporate culture:
1. The IT department had been beaten into submission, and was not guiding the company's tech direction at all.
2. A "business analyst" (self-proclaimed) working in the call center had been implementing his own "systems" written in MS Access. Most "reports" were actually editable query views.
3. All invoicing was done in spreadsheets, and there was no audit trail of who had been invoiced (or who had paid) for what.
4. Said "BA" had the last say on anything I wrote, and was terrified of automation, or any software published post 1998.
5. I had to code in VB6 and VBA, because the not-a-BA couldn't understand C#, and insisted on "approving" all my code.
6. I was forbidden to replace any of his rubbish, because "I was spoiling all his fun".
7. All users had admin access to the servers and the databases.
8. Health and safety insisted on a doorstop being used whenever anyone entered the server room, and then insisted we turn off the cooling system because there was too much noise when we had the door open.

Last month, the not-a-BA resigned, and my blood pressure is slowly returning to normal levels.

Now, nothing frightens me anymore.
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Generalyou need to take over a project... Pin
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Brady Kelly31-Oct-16 20:23
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GeneralBack from the grave Pin
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SirWernich31-Oct-16 21:15
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GeneralLoosing my source code Pin
Ovie Prince Tegaton31-Oct-16 11:07
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Brady Kelly31-Oct-16 20:25
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Gary Wheeler1-Nov-16 1:49
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Vincent Maverick Durano31-Oct-16 9:42
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