Tag Archives: war stories

Please Don’t Share Your Bodily Fluids With the Rest of the System

Have you ever been here? Refactoring old code, seeing new code that partially de-factors it, and taking out my frustrations in code comments. The old comment for a struct declaration: // This structure will be generated // and stay with … Continue reading

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Refactoring the Monster

This is a story about my first software management success. It’s also a story about my first software management failure. It was a success, because the work got completed, and without any nasty surprises. It was a failure, because I … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Develop on Production Data

Warning: Perl programming ahead. Here’s the story about how I got to do episode 3 of the be the story podcast all over again from scratch.

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Honestly

(Note: This is a post from my online journal, imported into this blog because it tells the story of a real software project I worked on. Who says software developers don’t have war stories? -TimK) I know why good people … Continue reading

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