Re: Which skill to acquire

Subject: Re: Which skill to acquire
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:47:34 -0400

On Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:05:34 -0400, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

I concur with Peter.

I might add that was not uncommon, when tasked with updating the Rev 0 API doc to Rev 1, to be handed as the ONLY source material the very same Rev 0 doc that I was supposed to update, and that I already had. Next step was begging for access to the code. It also helps to have access to a system that is actually running Rev 1, not the Rev 0 that was deemed "good enough for Tech Pubs." And maybe access to the compiler that matches the one the customers will be using when writing the apps that use the API.

That's not at all the way things are supposed to be done, but it's the direct result of the corporate philosophy at the unnamed company where all this happened: "We don't want it right. We want it Monday."

Attitude helps. Sometimes attitude is everything.
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Re: Which skill to acquire: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Which skill to acquire: From: Chris Morton

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