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Having said that, its really difficult (politically) to be as simple as it could... As it seems software development, for the business run by other people (some of whom have never developed any software), is a dependent process... Honestly many times it becomes a matter of daily bread too for many.
I have felt it several times ... The spearheads are mostly dictating this is what they want... without any consideration for simplicity, maintainability, testability and productivity .. Sadly people are mostly jumping with 'Get it done, FAST, with what little we have' ... I have also warned them to stay close of the KISS model .. and they got convinced that the more complex it gets the more better it is .. and then see such projects fall on the face (sometimes breaking all teeth)
Sorry for being a little lengthy .. but the word actually brought in a lot of feelings
Not the people I'm around (including me) Also when I learned the acronym, KISS was a bit more insulting than just calling me silly. I don't have a goal to make things simple, my goals are to make it easy to understand, meet the requirement and my changes don't break anything. A lot of times my goal is to make something more performant. All of that sometimes also leads to making the query simpler to understand as well.
Sometimes Simple just ain't possible. I had this bug on a stored procedure, traced the performance problem to a view, since I didn't have a bug on the view and the logic was gawd-awful, created my own logic in the sproc that transformed the performance from minutes to seconds. My results exactly matched the original result without using the view. Suddenly the performance of old and new sproc matched, but I was getting more results than the original sproc was now getting.
Traced the unchanged sproc back to the now changed view. Someone had used a similar technique I used but their where clause didn't include all the extra data the other included. So did he fix the view to meet new requirements, or screw it up when going to the new process and not matching up the original selection which I had done? I certainly didn't know the real business requirements to say which (or neither) was doing things correctly.
Are you using Chrome. It pants beyond use at the moment, some sort of adware that doesn't show up as an extension andlocks up the page if it can't get its way creating popups. Ive had to switch back to iE
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
So, whose boxers are they, and who are they planning to box? A boxer should be able to bend to avoid a jab if possible, so yours can't be very professional. Do they work in many matches on their socks?
I took a course in Human Factors back in college (~12 years ago) and the book for the course was very entertaining and a great read. The problem is, shortly after I graduated,my dog ate the book (long story). In my current position I'm finding that I'm using a lot of the lessons from the course and want to re-read that book. The problem is I can't remember the actual title. I believe it was something like "Human Factors in Design" but that might have been the course name. Searching for that on Amazon turns up over 3000 hits. I'm hoping that someone here might have read the book at some point and can tell me the title. The book was published prior to 2001 and each chapter in the book started off detailing some major disaster (Chernobyl, chemical spill in India, major black out etc) each of which was caused by some flaw in the design of a system that resulted in people not taking appropriate action before it was too late. I know that's pretty vague but I think it was a memorable enough book that, if you have it, you'll probably know what I"m talking about. Also I'm open to other suggestions on books in a similar vein if you have some to recommend.
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