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bio website pauldwaite.co.uk
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Self-employed web developer in London.


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revised What percentage of bugs should be stamped out before a project can be accepted as a stable release?
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answered What percentage of bugs should be stamped out before a project can be accepted as a stable release?
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revised How do you update live web sites with code changes?
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Jul
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comment Techniques to increase logic at programming
“I afraid of code... if I dont finish it on time my boss will fire me etc.” — That’s not a great environment in which to enjoy, and therefore get better at, programming.
Jun
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revised What obligations do highly public developers have to their users? (Or, _why the lucky stiff's tale)
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Jun
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comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
@CapeCodGunny let us continue this discussion in chat
Jun
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comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
@Cape: I can imagine. Were they open to the public? Were you worried about “piracy”?
Jun
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comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
@Cape: right, I can imagine it was great having an actual working version there. Promises are one thing, but having something to try is very cool — people like products. Apple Stores seem to work in the same way.
Jun
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comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
Good call. I seem to remember something from Code Complete or Rapid Development or The Mythical Man-Month saying that re-usable components, as a rule of thumb, take about 3 times longer to build than one-offs. So when you re-sell them for the fourth time, you’re into pure profit. I suspect the key to selling this guy on quality was when he asked “It only took 10 hours for customer y how come it's taking 16 hours for customer z?” Quality means re-usability, which means re-sellability, which means that after a few months you can buy a sports car and a set of steak knives with your bonus.
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answered Who does test-driven development?
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answered Why does adding more resource to a late project make it later?
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comment How much web-design work should a web programmer commit?
It does depend what is meant by “overall design” though. If it “just” means branding and detailing, I think he’s alright to continue. But if there’s no real design for the interface yet, you’re probably screwed in much deeper ways, as Pål eloquently points out.