Re: The Revenge of the Geeks

From: Arne Vajh°j <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:05:01 -0500
Message-ID: <51088de0$0$292$>

On 1/27/2013 10:16 PM, BGB wrote:
> On 1/27/2013 6:40 PM, Arne Vajh°j wrote:

>> On 1/27/2013 1:47 PM, BGB wrote:
>>> On 1/27/2013 5:46 AM, Arved Sandstrom wrote:
>>>> Usually in the enterprise world you have little or no leeway as to how
>>>> systems talk to each other. You may have a few options to choose from,
>>>> but rolling your own is looked upon askance.
>>> well, this is where the whole "mandatory interop or orders from above"
>>> comes in. in such a case, people say what to do, and the programmer is
>>> expected to do so.
>>> but, I more meant for cases where a person has free say in the matter.
>>> and, also, a person still may choose an existing option, even if bad,
>>> because it is the least effort, or because it is still locally the best
>>> solution.
>>> like, rolling ones' own is not required, nor necessarily always the best
>>> option, but can't necessarily be summarily excluded simply for sake of
>>> "standards", as doing so may ultimately just make things worse overall.
>> It almost can.
>> If you go non standard and problems arise, then you are in
>> deep shit.
> depends on costs...
> if "liability" is involved, or the functioning of the software is
> "mission critical" or something, then there is more reason for concern.
> for many types of apps though, hardly anyone gives a crap how any of it
> works internally anyways, and people can pretty much do whatever.
> (like, if it crashes or breaks violently, oh well, the user will start
> it up again, and at worst probably the user will think less of the
> product if it is too much of a buggy piece of crap, ...).

Not everything is important.

But best practices should be based on an assumption about it being important.

Arne Received on Wed Jan 30 2013 - 04:05:01 CET

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