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Sander Rossel wrote:
In my experience the problem is mostly just programmers who can't write decent software.


I have worked with some real jerks. One guy in particular found an old and odd definition of a csv file, different to Lotus and MSFT (and everyone else for that matter) and he insisted on using his version in his code. Result, it couldnt read a csv created by say excell.

And he did it just because he could argue he was 'right'.

Crazy eh? Yet his line leader and manager let him get away with it. They were scared of offending him.



I have worked with other plain incompetent engineers who dont know why a UI locks up when its thread is asked to do heavy processing. That team actually threw away an app I wrote just to write their own, and because they couldnt understand function pointers, and made a complete mess of it.


One of the main reasons is fear of the new, the unknown. It is surprising how many SW engineers once they know something, cling to it, desperately. How unadaptable they are to new ways of thinking, and how attached to their code they are, as if it is their flesh and blood.

All of this makes for a very bad engineer.
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