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Video: Hug a Developer Today

09.01.2008
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"We're 4 months into a 5 month schedule and I just received the requirements yesterday..."
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David Gilbert replied on Mon, 2008/09/01 - 6:11am

Thanks for making me laugh!

James Sugrue replied on Mon, 2008/09/01 - 7:54am

Very funny. Maybe too true!

David Hofmann replied on Mon, 2008/09/01 - 11:24am

I can not tell you enough how much I enjoyed this !

Mike Noyb replied on Tue, 2008/09/02 - 9:00pm

And this is different from other jobs... how? Architects, hair dressers, artists, managers, bus boys, waiters, mothers, teachers, students, and everybody else has to deal with constantly changing and poorly spelled out requirements. It's only computer geeks that think that this is anything unusual and that there is some platonically ideal work in which someone tells you what to do and leaves you alone for five months to do it.

As a developer, it's your job to deal with it, ask the questions you need to ask, give your management the feedback they need, and deliver what your manager and/or customer needs.

Or, in software engineering terms, requirements engineering and risk management are part of your job as a software engineer.

The Dudester replied on Mon, 2008/09/08 - 9:34am

mike08, dude, you need to get laid

Carol Mcdonald replied on Tue, 2008/09/09 - 10:45am

mike08, dude, you're wrong wrong I've been a bus boy, waiter, student, I am a mother, and the problems developers face shown in this video are unique.

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