[Phpwm] Understanding code to the knitty-gritty level

Alex Mace alex at hollytree.co.uk
Fri Jun 26 09:27:19 UTC 2009

Sounds like that something that needs to be sent to the DailyWTF :)

Good quality FUD there anyway!

On 26 Jun 2009, at 10:26, Bronwen Reid wrote:

> Posted for general amusement more than anything else.
> Working on a recent project where the client had an in-house system to
> manage product catalogue and stock, and their own programmers who
> weren't very web (or php) friendly.   We had a script to send them
> updates by ftp, and occasionally it would fail to connect.
> Here we are being told off for using the php ftp functions.
>> Now in our industry we have 3rd party components developed and sold  
>> by well
>> known companies to do these functions. When we have a bug a failure  
>> like this
>> we can go back to them and get it fixed. Recently we uncovered a  
>> bug in the
>> Delphi 2009 web service file download function and we are able to  
>> apply
>> pressure to get it fixed
>> Now I believe in your industry you will be using lot of open source
>> components. In my opinion it has a problem of every Tom, Dick and  
>> Harry
>> modifying the code by the time it reaches you. I personally do not  
>> accept code
>> from anyone
>> 1) Unless I understand the code to the knitty gritty level
>> 2) I know the person who wrote it to get any modifications and bug  
>> fixes done
>> Now I do not want to argue about this or continue with my  
>> preaching. But we
>> need to get this project finished
> From Bronwen
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