These days I was thinking (yes, sometimes I commit this sin because “тренер запрещает нам думать”, “noi muncim, nu gandim”) why the hell, with all the advances of management and methodologies in software development, the softdev is still have to cope with mess… and I mean mess, the real mess/garbage/left-overs in the source code…
Well, to answer this question, I drew a (somewhat) parallel line with other development industry - building development. In general terms, the parallel can be made even with work of a carpenter to a certain degree.
So, making abstraction of the fact that softdev is more a virtual environment (where programmers can optimize the lift so that it’s acceleration catapults thru the roof or can paint the paper roof to look like tile and so on) a parallel line can be made:
One of the things however I notices is that:
Well, sad and true in the same time… It is an entertaining reading and one full of insights…
Maybe it’s just one of those reasons why software is getting more crappy, unreliable, insecure, etc.
By a very nice coincidence I have bumped into this interesting paper (dating around 15 Jul 2008) - “BREAKING THE BANK - VULNERABILITIES IN NUMERIC PROCESSING WITHIN FINANCIAL APPLICATIONS” - ENJOY the reading!
Given I currently work in a telecom billing software company - I just cannot find enough words and meanings to confirm with sorrow that pretty-fucking-many of my fellow programmers do not give a shi…ny glass for avoiding this kind of problems. Worst, they don’t even realize it :-S…
PS: …and YES, Bank Of Cyprus (along with its new migrated Java/JSF-based banking application - a special post on this to follow) allows/uses:
When it comes to speaking about money, a lot of people get interested. And nowadays most money discussion evolve around or near-by the EUR-USD exchange rates.
Some people (including me sometime ) are unhappy to depend and always lose their honestly earned savings because of some avid and greedy circles of interest are playing with exchange rates and make them uncontrollable…
26C3 is over… It was a fun experience however !
Some key points:
Also, I have attended a very nice and neat workshop put up by Mathias Coinchon from OpenDigitalRadio.org
Mathias also have kindly provided the GNU Radio Companion files used in “26C3 Radio Broadcasting Workshop”.
Ever wondered how the thousand pages books are scanned and put online? I was wondering that too.
A nice lecture and slides are here:
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