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Types of Web Developer

In my travels I’ve come across three types of Web Developer. Actually web developer is too specific, programmer is more general of a term. The one who thrives on working in a small environment The enterprise IT programmer (seems to be the most common) A subset of this programmer is the politician. the guy who is so bleeding edge, he’s dangerous. At my previous employer we had all three. The Type 2 Myself and two others fell into category 2. We liked programming, liked having some guidelines. liked having process. We liked using source control, and really liked not having too much access to production. We saw new technologies as ways to make things better as well as ways to make ourselves more marketable. We didn’t see new technologies as…

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Not so current any more

Well today was the last day of work. I leave for Colorado tonight. It was your typical last day of work, lots of hugs and handshakes. And for me, lots of work. My last day at any job is always a pretty hectic one. I actually had code to write. BC and I talked for a time too. it was good. I like being a sounding board for ideas. I can tell he’s really trying too, which gives me hope for the state of IT for Argent. I was able to give him some feedback I’ve been meaning to give, so I feel better about that. I hope our conversation helps. The Denver DataCenter is still an option as well, which is nice. BC assured me I had a spot…

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Change Management… ARG

First things first. Backpack fucking rocks!! I’ve been using it to take notes where ever I am on topics I’d like to write about. Now I just gotta write about them. Here’s a rough draft of an essay I’m working on about Change Management in the Enterprise. Change Management professionals have value… Everyone in the enterprise has value. They keep (in theory) developers out of the production environment. Which is good. As much as I like dropping a quick fix in on the fly, I don’t want that responsibility on my head. No developer in their right mind should. If it hasn’t happenned already, give it time, we all slip up and when developers have production rights, those slip ups can cause serious problems This isn’t to say that CM…

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Not there yet?

I’ve been on a pretty high profile project for the last few months. My involvement is on and off, as my component is not all that involved. Some Changes to some CFCs, some modifications of the display pages, not much really. On the other end, to support my efforts, a lot is needed, new Web Services, new Oracle Stored procedures. The wrinkle, and source of my rant is that just one build (actually inbetween this build and the last one) we rolled out new pipeline logic, a small M&E project that went from one week to four months…. another story altogether. In rolling out that last pipeline enhancement the business owner allowed us to slide on some missing data, in the promise that we’d deliver on the next build (tomorrow)….

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