141 reputation
3
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Jul 16 at 18:51

May
9
comment If this isn't a user story, what is it?
"modeling" = I like that.
May
9
comment If this isn't a user story, what is it?
@maple_shaft led? hahahaha! :) But yea, it's a transition process. So, I like this answer 'acceptance test'. It still seems a bit too detailed for being at the beginning of a sprint, though. Seems like this should be something that comes out during the sprint as the solution is created?
May
8
asked If this isn't a user story, what is it?
Jun
2
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
That's pushing 20 years ago, but OK, I'll give you that one. :)
Jun
2
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
@mark as I stated, other machines on the network are a concern. That said, infected install CDs? Developers accidentally going to Mycrosoft? Does that really happen? Maybe it does.
Jun
2
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
@Mark maybe I'm woefully out of date on how easy it is to infect Windows, but unless I'm using an unpatched copy of IE6 or something, I thought it takes more than 'accidentally hitting the wrong button'
Jun
1
awarded  Commentator
May
31
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
+1 as this is really the one valid argument. It's not you as the developer, it's the other 100 machines you share the network with. As for drive-by attacks, that's still predominantly upatched IEs, JRMs and Flash plugins and the like...usually stuff a developer doesn't want on their machine either. ;)
May
31
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
Why would a company hire developers that aren't smart enough to know what and where they download software from? The biggest beef I have with AV software on developer machines is that it's insulting. I'm in IT. I know how to safely use the internet FFS. ;) (That said, while most AV software is absurd, I do see the need for regular scans and such--for no other reason that the developer machine is typically connected to the network, and if other machines are compromised...)
May
31
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
(also, when I was in banking, we had Macs. Which was great since IT left us alone and we could actually do productive things with our machines)
May
31
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
Having worked for both banks and government agencies, the flaw in this argument is that developers rarely (if ever) have actual sensitive data on their machines--or even access to sensitive data on the network. Said data is usually controlled via its own security policies and roles and developers typically just have code on their machines. (That said, yes, I realize IT security policies often don't have much correlation with reality).
Jun
13
comment I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
"My salary is almost equal if not lower then that of a cashier at a supermarket" = you are getting screwed. And based on the quality of previous code, I'm guessing other's have gotten screwed before you.
Jun
2
comment Managing re-usable code in user-centric agile stories?
ah! Steven! Yes! That clarifies a whole lot. It seems that stories should be sitting between the stakeholders, and the development team. Right now, stories are sitting between UX and Dev. And are trying to lift way more than they should be.
Jun
1
awarded  Student
Jun
1
awarded  Supporter
Jun
1
comment Managing re-usable code in user-centric agile stories?
I think the component library is definitely the missing part, then. We need our own design library to reference and enhance, rather than our current process, which is almost new widgets for every iteration. We seem to be designing in 2 week sprints rather than designing in a big-picture mode and then implementing in 2 week sprints.
Jun
1
comment Managing re-usable code in user-centric agile stories?
Hmm...do you have an example workflow for that, S.Lott? Sounds like maybe we're missing a step or two.
Jun
1
comment Managing re-usable code in user-centric agile stories?
Well, perhaps the problem lies outside of this process. The dev team isn't the designers on this project. UX is. And there's a disconnect there. UX designs pages. But Dev wants to design components. Perhaps that's the crux of the issue. (I'm a huge proponent of UX and Dev being one and the same, so this seems to validate that even more)
Jun
1
asked Managing re-usable code in user-centric agile stories?