[clug] Think Pieces

Stephen Hocking stephen.hocking at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 11:10:08 UTC 2021

And so often, their code is rubbish, as I've seen in my current job. Trying
to allocate way too much memory, a complete lack of understanding of how
databases work, they really should get off my lawn post-haste...

On Sat, 10 Jul 2021 at 20:36, jm via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On 10/7/21 11:58, jhock--- via linux wrote:
> > When I studied computing at uni, we would get a pass if the software
> worked and then a credit if the software was optimised, etcetera, etcetera.
> No one seems to do that nowadays. It seems to me that most software
> developers create something, do very little testing and wait for users to
> find the bugs.
> That's "agile" for you and MVP (Minimum Viable Product). They seem to
> forget the viable bit. They seem to be trying to apply it everywhere
> forgetting to use the appropriate tool/methodology for the job. I was
> fond at one stage of saying that people are confusing prototype with
> product.
> You forgot marks for good comments which seems to gone the way of the
> dodo. I've started arguments with developers about the importance of
> commenting your code only to be told it's unnecessary by them. The
> amount of code I write for a live varies a lot depending on what I'm
> work on and I find it hard to write good comments myself, but any
> comment that conveys the intent of the code and how/what it's suppose to
> be doing can speed in finding problems when you're looking at the code
> base especially with large or unfamiliar code bases and/or in
> environment with many cooks.
> Jeff.
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