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What scares you as a developer?

Survey period: 31 Oct 2016 to 7 Nov 2016

OptionVotes% 
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 Pin
Brady Kelly31-Oct-16 21:23
MemberBrady Kelly31-Oct-16 21:23 
GeneralBack from the grave Pin
kmoorevs31-Oct-16 13:10
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GeneralRe: Back from the grave Pin
SirWernich31-Oct-16 22:15
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GeneralLoosing my source code Pin
Ovie Prince Tegaton31-Oct-16 12:07
professionalOvie Prince Tegaton31-Oct-16 12:07 
GeneralRe: Loosing my source code Pin
Brady Kelly31-Oct-16 21:25
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GeneralRe: Loosing my source code Pin
Gary Wheeler1-Nov-16 2:49
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GeneralRe: Loosing my source code Pin
Brady Kelly1-Nov-16 4:19
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GeneralRe: Loosing my source code Pin
Kirk 103898211-Nov-16 4:44
MemberKirk 103898211-Nov-16 4:44 
Listen Carefully: If you are NOT using version control... You are NOT A Professional, and your time has ZERO VALUE, IMO.

Before GIT came out, I would have (.SVN and .SVNprod/.SVNlocal) folders, and swap them so I could commit my changes more frequently to a local repo, and then when I had solid code, I would swap them, and commit to the production repo (which affects others).

OMG, the thought of not using version control. One client was doing ASP work. He fought tooth and NAIL to "not have to learn anything new", but I forced him. He apologized once a month for 6 months for resisting it for so long! Agrees that he sleeps better now, and has zero fear to clean things up, because he can always recover a file if he was wrong.

GeneralWhen... Pin
Vincent Maverick Durano31-Oct-16 10:42
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Erik Burd31-Oct-16 11:17
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Vincent Maverick Durano31-Oct-16 11:29
professionalVincent Maverick Durano31-Oct-16 11:29 
GeneralRe: When... Pin
Rahul VB1-Nov-16 1:28
professionalRahul VB1-Nov-16 1:28 
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Erik Burd7-Nov-16 14:00
professionalErik Burd7-Nov-16 14:00 
GeneralWhat Scares Me.... Pin
Jalapeno Bob31-Oct-16 10:35
professionalJalapeno Bob31-Oct-16 10:35 
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 
GeneralCoffee machine or Internet arent running Pin
KarstenK31-Oct-16 8:15
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GeneralRe: Coffee machine or Internet arent running Pin
Nelek1-Nov-16 11:30
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GeneralOther Pin
John Pearce31-Oct-16 7:51
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GeneralRe: Other Pin
KarstenK31-Oct-16 8:16
mveKarstenK31-Oct-16 8:16 
GeneralThe Boo Language Pin
Marc Clifton31-Oct-16 4:16
mvaMarc Clifton31-Oct-16 4:16 
GeneralRe: The Boo Language Pin
TX64301-Nov-16 1:51
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GeneralRe: The Boo Language Pin
Gary Wheeler1-Nov-16 2:52
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GeneralOther Pin
Kaladin31-Oct-16 2:48
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GeneralRe: Other Pin
Rahul VB1-Nov-16 1:30
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GeneralMore OTHER Pin
W Balboos, GHB31-Oct-16 1:25
mveW Balboos, GHB31-Oct-16 1:25 

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