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What scares you as a developer?

Survey period: 31 Oct 2016 to 7 Nov 2016

Someone who needs help with their computer recognising you as an IT professional54943.47
Finding your desk has been turned into a pair-programming station27721.93
Being told you have to demo the code to the customer in person. Today.33326.37
Shipping code that has a debug DROP TABLE Users statement left uncommented33026.13
Your manager reading a new management book38530.48
Your main admin password being mailed to you31524.94
Being told the day before launch that you need to support IE. Version 7.47937.93
Other (please comment)15011.88
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

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Mycroft Holmes2-Nov-16 23:08
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Mehdi Gholam30-Oct-16 20:04
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SoMad30-Oct-16 19:11
professionalSoMad30-Oct-16 19:11 
Although the available choices could be scary, they are not really terrifying.

For bone chilling scares, I would point to decisions made to update old, large (1 million LOC and up), MFC based projects. Here are a couple of samples off the top of my head:
- We need a 64-bit version of the application(s).
- We want to introduce the application on the Chinese market, so let's add Chinese UI.
- Let's change the projects from Multi-Byte to Unicode Character Set.

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John Pearce31-Oct-16 7:09
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