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Not all contracts are time/material. The last one I was on wasn't, but this one is. All that means to me is that we can hire more people if we can justify it. The problem with that is that anyone we hire MUST have the contract-specified certifications before we can hire them, and finding devs with Security+ AND CSSLP is like looking for hen's teeth.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Or... it could be the gates of hell opening up to usher in new development work on technology that hasn't been supported for 15 years.
"When you are dead, you won't even know that you are dead. It's a pain only felt by others; same thing when you are stupid."
Ignorant - An individual without knowledge, but is willing to learn. Stupid - An individual without knowledge and is incapable of learning. Idiot - An individual without knowledge and allows social media to do the thinking for them.
But it was built from QA and SO code fragments cobbled together by a Guru ... who left six weeks ago.
So you did have a second job.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
The Grain is Big Data.
You, the developer, are the Hen -- you must consume the Grain.
The Fox is Corporate Security who won't let you in the same room as the Grain and won't let you have the tools to consume it even if they did.