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 Post subject: I am one insane developer...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:07 am 
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When I started working for my present employer...I was the only .NET Developer. We had one analyst (who left), a trainer, a DB developer and myself.

My predecessor didn't implement source control, so I did. I don't understand why he didn't even bother. It's like he didn't view his code as an asset, something that needs to be protected from loss. So I took a free product (Visual SourceSafe 2005) and implemented it.

Fast forward two plus years, and I'm building out a QA department. Yes, a developer building out a QA department. It's one of the most painful processes to build, since I can't hire anyone new (and we can't anyways, we have no money). Finding the right books, mentoring others to do QA work (esp. when they don't have the background in QA or development), and finding the right tools...all so difficult.

So yeah, that makes me one insane developer. :)


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 Post subject: Re: I am one insane developer...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Sounds like you should be compensated with a nice chunk of stock... =)


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 Post subject: Re: I am one insane developer...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:49 am 
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Gadget wrote:
Sounds like you should be compensated with a nice chunk of stock... =)


I work for non-profit, stocks aren't an option. :(

Though compensation would be nice. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: I am one insane developer...
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:24 am 
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DJSPIN80 wrote:
Gadget wrote:
Sounds like you should be compensated with a nice chunk of stock... =)

I work for non-profit, stocks aren't an option. :(
Though compensation would be nice. ;)

I recently did some (sort of) non-profit work...
To make a long story short, I was helping a friend with a non-profit organization that prepares ebooks for people with disabilities. They have a pretty amazing collection of books covering just about everything. Later, I wrote a program that converts from the smil to mobi so I could read them on my Kindle. Now I have a huge backlog of reading to get caught up on (I was already a decade behind... up to a century now!), and I need some method of better organizing my material into collections.


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 Post subject: Re: I am one insane developer...
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:55 am 
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Gadget wrote:
I recently did some (sort of) non-profit work...
To make a long story short, I was helping a friend with a non-profit organization that prepares ebooks for people with disabilities. They have a pretty amazing collection of books covering just about everything. Later, I wrote a program that converts from the smil to mobi so I could read them on my Kindle. Now I have a huge backlog of reading to get caught up on (I was already a decade behind... up to a century now!), and I need some method of better organizing my material into collections.


Nice! I'm about 15 years behind on my reading, so I got a lot of catching up to do. Well, most of those books aren't programming books by any means, many are philosophy/classical literature.

I'm working on some pro-bono apps for a friend, mostly done in Ruby on Rails.


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