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New That would indicate (to the savvy manager, at least)...
That the ratio of quality developers to noise is about 1:100.



(Now, we all know what the chances of this guy being a savvy manager is, don't we?

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It'd be about 100:1.)
jb4
shrub\ufffdbish (Am., from shrub + rubbish, after the derisive name for America's 43 president; 2003) n. 1. a form of nonsensical political doubletalk wherein the speaker attempts to defend the indefensible by lying, obfuscation, or otherwise misstating the facts; GIBBERISH. 2. any of a collection of utterances from America's putative 43rd president. cf. BULLSHIT

New Different levels of noise
We have several people currently who are Cold Fusion programmers. CF is an awful environment, but they can make it since and dance. But I've seen what they do to data, which means they would not be permitted to EVER insert or modify data without going through rules based wrappers that I write.

So they are 100% idiots when it comes to trusting them with data, while they are also 100% capable of creating a user interface that is usable.

Now, we will NOT be using CF (or any other web based environment) for this project. But the attitude toward what types of programmers are capable of what types of tasks stays the same.

User interfaces written by so-so programmers are almost all hardcode. Field names, placement, error checking, etc. Written by good programmers they are table driven, with a mangement interface created to modify the metadata. I consider a hardcode solution acceptable for this system.

Right now, it is SO hardcoded on the MF, in COBOL, that new users are added to the program and it is recompiled before they have access. Really!!!! The people who wrote this system are dumber than a bag of hammers, and it has worked fine for the last 10 years. It just does not give the most recent required report, which means time to do it again. Too many bags on the side already.
     Mono? - (broomberg) - (33)
         Why not Delphi in stead? (And Kylix in stead of Mono.) -NT - (CRConrad) - (19)
             It's dead - (broomberg) - (18)
                 Those words may come back to haunt you... ;-) - (admin)
                 Re: It's dead - (deSitter) - (3)
                     Ahhh...ahhhh....ahhh.....aychoochtml -NT - (FuManChu)
                     We discussed both - (broomberg) - (1)
                         Acrobat forms = javascript - (deSitter)
                 That would indicate (to the savvy manager, at least)... - (jb4) - (1)
                     Different levels of noise - (broomberg)
                 The glimpses you provide into corporate decision making - (tuberculosis) - (10)
                     Re: The glimpses you provide into corporate decision making - (deSitter) - (8)
                         I don't think it has to work that way - (tuberculosis) - (7)
                             Huh? - (broomberg) - (6)
                                 Its a lot easier to teach a programmer business than - (tuberculosis) - (5)
                                     "Conventional" is there for a reason - (broomberg) - (4)
                                         I object to your characterization - (tuberculosis) - (3)
                                             No, but you'll take a chance on an - (broomberg) - (2)
                                                 If I were you - (tuberculosis) - (1)
                                                     Done - (broomberg)
                     Sorry - (broomberg)
         Mono will be more... - (folkert) - (6)
             To paraphrase: "Mono. a better .NET than .NET" - (jb4) - (5)
                 You like? Yeah, wow, great - just look how that helped OS/2! -NT - (CRConrad) - (4)
                     What?!? "A better OS2 than OS2"? - (jb4) - (3)
                         Windows 3.1 -> WinOS2 -NT - (deSitter) - (1)
                             OT: Remember MS Sql Server running on OS/2? - (mmoffitt)
                         No, you nitwit, the other way around! - (CRConrad)
         snoball for a front end? - (boxley)
         Re: Mono? - (altmann)
         I'm confused. - (Another Scott) - (3)
             Very observant - (broomberg) - (2)
                 Suggestion - (ben_tilly) - (1)
                     Hmm. - (broomberg)

Sir, my point must have hit home, because your ego is leaking badly.
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