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The Project Is Boring

I need to commit the payroll system after code review; which has been developed for my employer’s use by my team mate. I asked about the postmortem of this release; and he quoted that

  • The project was boring
  • The project was lengthy

On inquiring; he could not define “boring”; after a little discussion it was pin pointed that; as he started implementation much earlier; and when the design was reviewed; he had to re-code most of his previous work that made the project implementation boring; and bit lengthy.

And if you are reading this post; I never asked to shift your workspace to the other branch; the first release was suppose to be just a proof of concept </smile>

I suggest for such guys; who don’t like drawing diagrams; to use interfaces (public interface ISomeFunctionality {}) along with some development tool integrated, round trip engineering tool like Borland Together or Rational Rose XDE to draw diagrams. When things get finalized; most of your work is already done; all you are left with helpers and implementation classes.

The other thing I noticed; that when a project has many reports that need to be implemented; the developers start getting bored. This can be resolved to some extent using user interface (UI) inheritance (yes you can do that even in ASP.NET); I personally dont like using third party reporting tools; as your project dependencies become problematic in deployments, but you can make some trade-offs if required.

My father in law (who is suffering from liver cancer for some time now) got seriously ill this weekend; my wife had to stay there. When I left for Lahore today after Sehri; he has recovered; and Alhamdulillah things seems to be under control. My wife has decided to stay with him for the whole week; so I have got little extra time; and for this I have planned to evaluate Rainbow Portal 2006; which is released couple of days ago.

Published Monday, October 31, 2005 10:51 PM by khurram
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# re: The Project Is Boring

Monday, October 31, 2005 11:16 PM by fakeGeek
Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I hope InshaAllah he will recover soon.

# re: The Project Is Boring

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 7:52 AM by Suleman
Hope your father in law gets well soon inshaAllah.

What's a rainbow portal?
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