The Ivory Tower of Software Development

Bad software.[ ]{style="mso-spacerun: yes"} It’s everywhere.[ ]{style="mso-spacerun: yes"} I know a guy who stinks as a programmer. [ ]{style="mso-spacerun: yes"}He makes about 60k a year, and at least ¼ of his time is spent maintaining a particular pile of crap program that he birthed into this world 5 years ago.[ ]{style="mso-spacerun: yes"} He’s constantly welding more junk on to get it to do the latest thing that his company “needs”. [ ]{style="mso-spacerun: yes"}The thing is a complete monstrosity.[ ]{style="mso-spacerun: yes"} How it hasn’t collapsed under its own weight is a miracle. And if the guy ever leaves, it will probably take a new developer a good 3 months of doing nothing else, just to figure out the basics of this (shudder) application. [ ]{style="mso-spacerun: yes"}There’s no documentation, no source control, hell, where there are comments they’re really just disinformation at this point.