Software Maintenance

by Vinaya HS on July 6, 2005

in General Stuff

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Software maintenance is a tedious task. This is particularly true when the maintenance job has passed through a steady stream of hands; each pair of hands adding new features as the product evolves. When the time comes for you to fix a bug related to an old enhancement, you could end up discovering (after painful hours of debugging) that the previous programmer(s) added a bunch of variables but forgot to initialize them in one of the constructors, causing the software to behave like it’s on cocaine.

Grrrrrr…




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Krishna July 8, 2005 at 4:50 PM

“behave like it’s on cocaine”.. Nice way of putting it!!!

Raj August 31, 2005 at 3:47 PM

Don’t you just wish you had the power to fire the people who wrote that code from wherever they are working now. Suckers!!

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