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Subject:RE: Happy to be a Tech Writer? From:"Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 10 Apr 2007 08:30:53 -0400
"Up there on the wire without a net"? Yeah, I once worked for a company
that was run like a circus, too.
But all this daredevilry misses the point. A good QA system saves more
than it costs -- hardly a "nicety."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Starr
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 4:40 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Happy to be a Tech Writer?
> ... What I'm saying is the better the development
> staff, the fewer bugs. Is working without a
> formal QA/testing process an ideal environment?
> Not at all. I'm not by any stretch of the
> imagination advocating that kind of development
> process but merely reporting on what I've
> observed when management has chosen to forgo
> those niceties. I suspect the difference is that
> many of the organizations I've worked with have
> had development teams comprised mainly of
> senior-level programmers who've already made
> plenty of mistakes and learned from them. Of
> course they're not immune to mistakes... bugs do
> happen. But these folks are good and they're up
> there on the wire without a net.
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