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bio website realsoftwaresytems.com
location Los Angeles, CA
age 54
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seen Oct 27 at 19:35

Been writing code since 1984 when I created mailing labels from a custom-built multiuser manufacturing system using Business Basic on a Quantel (Mohawk Data Sciences) 7-bit system with removable disk packs. (ever been around a chain printer when the chain comes off?)

Busy learning C#, installers and deployment idiosyncracies now.


Apr
5
comment How do you handle your Project Manager
@Gabriel - " or find a way to get it done". Sadly, that is many times just leaning on the developer. Some people are truly in positions where they have no effective out from this.
Apr
5
comment How do you handle your Project Manager
Back in the Bad Old Days(tm) when I was working for a big consulting house, we planned for a 60% utilisation - that is, 60% of time actually working on code. Anything more that that was just unrealistic considering meetings, support etc. Of course, the PHBs wanted and compenstaion was based on 80% or better.
Mar
3
comment Should developers be forced to check-in before leaving work each day, even if the code does not compile?
Agreed. OP - ask your managers if having the whole staff running down build breaks every morning is a "better" use of resources...
May
19
answered How to develop a career path for programmers in a small company?