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Ask Slashdot: Explaining Version Control To Non-Technical People?

James Ojaste A different point of view (383 comments)

Your manager doesn't care how you will use it or what the internals are doing in the background. They care a) how much it will cost/save (both in terms of your time and in terms of cash), b) what will it enable you to do (extra services they can sell?) and c) what risks will it mitigate or exacerbate. Give them a couple of buzzwords that they can google if they want to sound knowledgeable (such as Change Management and Release Management).

more than 2 years ago
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Mapping Google Maps

James Ojaste Re:I'll consider using it... (442 comments)

I just checked map24 and google with my work address. It's a bit of a tough test, since the city name has changed in the past couple of years, people use two different acronyms for the province, and the postal code is a government-wide one, so no help there.

Neither found it on the first pass. With a bit of fiddling, I got google to find it (oddly enough, I had to use the old city name to find it, but google displayed it with the new city name). Map24 still has no idea what I was asking for.

Not to mention that trying different searches with map24 was a real pain - the UI jumps all over the place while the page loads.

more than 9 years ago

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