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101 Ways To Know Your Software Project Is Doomed

July 17, 2007

This post made me laugh out loud. Here are a few that I really liked:

The Continuous Integration server has returned the error message “Fuck it, I give up”

I've actually seen something like this coming from our Team Foundation Server!

The lead web developer thinks the X in XHTML means ‘extreme’

This would be something ...

Your favorite software pattern is God Object

When I just started working for my current company, I met a guy who was actually proud of this.

Your team believes ORM is a ‘fad’

I've convinced the team, but not the ivory tower decision makers ;-)

The phrase ‘It works on my machine’ is heard more than once a day

It's a poster on our wall (ha, explicit sarcasm).

Your manager spends his lunch hour crying in his car

Nonetheless, letting a manager cry in public is actually one of my life goals.

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Jan Van Ryswyck

Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m a professional software developer since Y2K. A blogger since Y2K+5. Curator of the Awesome Talks list. Past organizer of the European Virtual ALT.NET meetings. Thinking and learning about all kinds of technologies since forever.

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