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Ask Slashdot: Have you experienced Fear Driven Development (FDD) ?

cheekyboy MDD - marketing driven development (1 comments)

What about MDD.

Marketing makes up shit that either is stupid or cannot be done, then says its easy, and because it promises it to future clients, then creates the framework for development features.

Problem is either these ideas or old or shit, or just cannot be done nicely without a well defined and tried and tested workflow.

Gradual evolution based development, like Firefox and Linux are the only ways to go. Know your features, code for them, then tell marketing to work of a working copy, not a pie in sky shit that makes presales look good.

5 days ago

Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

cheekyboy except if the question impllies units (116 comments)

If the question says, how many seconds or how many kilos, then its obvious what the units are , even tho they are missing.

about a week ago

UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

cheekyboy Re:How quickly will they run back to Oracle? (198 comments)

SQL sucks.

Not only does it look ugly, it has ugly commands, that make GPU shaders look intuitive.

How many complex queries does a medical system need? You only deal with one patient at a time, you arent doing *ALL* records data mining for patterns.

about two weeks ago

Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

cheekyboy Re:Are we, America, butthurt? (247 comments)

Europe has a lot of spies and assets doing dirty work too. They also let USA troops setup bases in far eastern europe, and let usa 'hide' nukes and keep it secret, oh shhh.. yeah no they have no nukes in EU.

about three weeks ago

The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

cheekyboy Age discrimination sucks eh.. (120 comments)

So those 30 year olds hiring people, immediately cut off any one with more than 10 years experience do they?

Do they assume those people will be listening to beatles music and be old shits, type slow, or like 4:3 screens, and use vi?

Time flies, all those 30yr olds will be 40 soon.

about a month ago

The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

cheekyboy Re:Transcript... (120 comments)

Just wait will 2040, when your job will be outsourced to dozens of 3rd world countries.

Oh and your burger joint will be 100% robotic, so will taxis, and hell, 90% of jobs will be robot run, and you will make a video, "shit damn I wish I did robotics or AI coding, not stupid govt medicare website"

about a month ago

The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

cheekyboy So your just like a techo CEO (120 comments)

CEOs are technically employed, but they do not REALLY work do they.

Attend meetings, read the internet, attend meetings, play golf, fly a jet or two, stay in hotels, travel to other meetings, oh tell the PA to do a,b,c,d.

CEOs arent super human, their brain capacity is not 20x average. Im sure any seasoned programmer could do what a CEO does, remember more details, understand tech better.

Oh but the real skills come in social engineering and getting that billion dollar deal, by tricking the client.

Programmers are TOO HONEST! "yeah this server is shit, its capacity is poor", CEO says, "it will solve all solutions , no admin needed"

about a month ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

cheekyboy Re:What's the point? (511 comments)

I beg to differ, if a large solution requires say, 20 processes running, with common libs, and config files.

Yeah do it in java, you could just as easily do it in perl, code it cleanly to look like java, no corrupted files. ie no short cuts.

IF its requires 400 functions in java, then its equally possible in Perl. Doesnt have to be one file, you can make modules to do each task.

A good design will be equally good in Perl and in Java. Just about every problem is really either converting large amounts of data from A -> B. or triggering events based on rules when processing any data.

about a month ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

cheekyboy Re:I hope not (511 comments)

why? If you do 50hrs a week on pure C#, and are considered a genius on it, then you can implement and code anything in it that you can in any other language. If a company only makes C# apps or only has C# web services, why would you need java or C++ expertise. Though if youre an expert in C#, you would find other langs easy to learn.

Java wont magically make a giant problem 10x easier.

So unless you require 100000 linux machines in a cluster, that is cheaper than 100000 windows machines, C# is good.

Infact, I would prefer C# compiled to binary over C++ any day. And which C++ ? there are many variants and addon frameworks that restrict your environments.

about a month ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

cheekyboy Re: I hope not (511 comments)

Compile and link is a simple concept.

10000 functions, create 10000 objects, 9990 are unused. 10 get copied to one bigger object. Duh!

about a month ago

Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

cheekyboy Re:umm (561 comments)

their logo is white now, not rainbow.....

about a month ago

Getting IT Talent In Government Will Take Culture Change, Says Google Engineer

cheekyboy Re:Need to cut down on contractors and subcontract (166 comments)

Why don't you just tell slashdot to do the spelling check for you. Chrome does hi-light errors though.

about a month ago

The Technologies Changing What It Means To Be a Programmer

cheekyboy Re:Another Silver Bullet? I don't think so... (294 comments)

The biggest problem is either too vague requirements by business or wrong requirements - thus wasting your time on things that are never used.

Or stupid requirements, product X does Y by magic.

about a month ago

The Technologies Changing What It Means To Be a Programmer

cheekyboy Re:Yes, no, maybe, potato salad (294 comments)

Managers how fire staff, then outsource work to their own shell company at 3x the hourly rates to pocket their own wallet are FRAUDSTERS.

Assembly is nothing more than the core basics of a language, maths on values, moving numbers, function calls, branch on logic. Everything else is just a combination of the basics, but re-useable in more apps/libs/frameworks.

Infact, everything comes down to just an conditional ADD instruction.

What it all comes down to is this, can you or your team finish the project, before a competitor, so you can seal the deal and make the cash.

about a month ago

Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

cheekyboy I like my yahoo phone too (175 comments)

Its great, has no apps, just ads, and a crap messanger toy.

about 2 months ago

A Look At NASA's Orion Project

cheekyboy give nasa, pentagons budget (108 comments)

Pentagon has wasted 2-3 trillion dollars, tell em give it back or get zero. And give nasa a 500b/year budget.

about 2 months ago

HP Claims Their Moonshot System is a 'New Style of IT' (Video)

cheekyboy Re:I have a suggestion (68 comments)

Now if each cpu was the size of a usb stick and plugged into the USB3 socket, but gave the power of an atom cpu. You could then dynamically plug in out cpus like in HAL. (or some mini PCIexpress socket)

about 2 months ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

cheekyboy Re:nice work (468 comments)

on most flights, i see everyone closing the windows because its too bright, and theres nothing to see.

about 2 months ago

Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

cheekyboy govt is guilty (255 comments)

The govt teached the person at school,
The telco helped too,
The power company,
The food shop

Hey Austria, you helped Hitler, isnt that illegal.

about 3 months ago


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cheekyboy cheekyboy writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just did some shopping today, some house stuff and pillows. Gota take those dvds back too.

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