28 Apr 2001 khazad   » (Journeyer)

jtauber: bug severity 0: programmers using CMM without really understanding why -- their bosses or company policies just told them to --, spending more time reading about "quality standards" than browsing source code or reading technical texts that would help them accomplish their tasks better and teach about other people's mistakes before they fall themselves in the same traps. (source code browsing is hindered by the fact that at many places developers don't even know there is any code but theirs to browse) This kind of bug is really tough to fix.

Similar comments apply to UML and Rational Rose enforcement. If one can't picture the structure of the software by himself without the aid of a diagram-drawing, code skeleton generation program (pencil and paper is ok) or agree on extensions by talking with the workmates, he shouldn't be developing software in the first place.

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