[Phpwm] Understanding code to the knitty-gritty level

keith Pope mute.pop3 at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 26 09:30:46 UTC 2009

At that point I would have told them to f**k off :) You should of told
him he best stop using Windows as he obviously does not know everyone
who programmed it....

2009/6/26 Alex Mace <alex at hollytree.co.uk>:
> 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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