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What scares you as a developer?

Survey period: 31 Oct 2016 to 7 Nov 2016

OptionVotes% 
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%



 
GeneralRe: Amateur wants his Access "product" to be saleable to the public Pin
Out of Memory1-Nov-16 6:36
Out of Memory1-Nov-16 6:36 
Generalother - you ship tomorrow, oh by the way the customer also needs these other features Pin
Matt McGuire1-Nov-16 6:10
professionalMatt McGuire1-Nov-16 6:10 
GeneralWord of mouth issue reporting.... Pin
Andreas Mertens1-Nov-16 5:22
professionalAndreas Mertens1-Nov-16 5:22 
GeneralOther - Spiders Pin
Doug.McFarlane1-Nov-16 5:03
Doug.McFarlane1-Nov-16 5:03 
GeneralScary PinPopular
sasadler1-Nov-16 4:45
sasadler1-Nov-16 4:45 
GeneralWe will go live on date(doesn't matter outside date picked by non programmer upper bee) Pin
rnbergren1-Nov-16 3:36
rnbergren1-Nov-16 3:36 
GeneralRe: We will go live on date(doesn't matter outside date picked by non programmer upper bee) Pin
Kirk 103898211-Nov-16 4:32
Kirk 103898211-Nov-16 4:32 
GeneralPair programming Pin
Gary Wheeler1-Nov-16 3:08
Gary Wheeler1-Nov-16 3:08 
I find the 'pair programming' item most frightening, not because I'm scared of pair programming, but because of the prerequisites for that item to occur and its most likely outcome:
  • Engineering management (dominated by former mechanical engineers) is paying far too much attention to just how the golden goose lays those eggs.
  • Management has decided we need to be 'Agile'.
  • Management has hired a highly-paid consultant who recommends pair programming as a first step.
  • The most productive members of the team are paired with new, 'already-agile' hires.
  • The new hires haven't the slightest clue as to how their blithely refactoring those interfaces affects existing products.
  • As an end result, all forward progress screeches to a halt, and the customer complaint data base balloons.
  • The consultant blames existing team members for their poor adoption of the agile practices.
  • All existing team members are terminated 'for cause', which means no termination benefits.
You can see the obvious outcome for the company. Since I would have been fired in the last step, I would not care.
Software Zen: delete this;


modified 1-Nov-16 9:40am.

GeneralRe: Pair programming Pin
Kirk 103898211-Nov-16 4:38
Kirk 103898211-Nov-16 4:38 
GeneralRe: Pair programming Pin
Mycroft Holmes3-Nov-16 0:21
professionalMycroft Holmes3-Nov-16 0:21 
Generala user with an idea. Pin
Paulo_JCG1-Nov-16 0:47
professionalPaulo_JCG1-Nov-16 0:47 
GeneralOther. Pin
mbb011-Nov-16 0:35
mbb011-Nov-16 0:35 
GeneralRe: Other. Pin
Rahul VB1-Nov-16 1:38
professionalRahul VB1-Nov-16 1:38 
GeneralOther...Unexpected support on weekend/odd hours Pin
Vipin_Arora1-Nov-16 0:01
Vipin_Arora1-Nov-16 0:01 
GeneralRe: Other...Unexpected support on weekend/odd hours Pin
Rahul VB1-Nov-16 0:25
professionalRahul VB1-Nov-16 0:25 
GeneralOther... Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter31-Oct-16 23:39
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter31-Oct-16 23:39 
PraiseRe: Other... Pin
Rahul VB1-Nov-16 0:27
professionalRahul VB1-Nov-16 0:27 
GeneralScary Pin
Jonas Hammarberg31-Oct-16 23:05
professionalJonas Hammarberg31-Oct-16 23:05 
GeneralRe: Scary Pin
Ri_31-Oct-16 23:28
Ri_31-Oct-16 23:28 
GeneralRe: Scary Pin
Rahul VB1-Nov-16 0:29
professionalRahul VB1-Nov-16 0:29 
GeneralUsers with a small amount of "programming" knowledge Pin
Out of Memory31-Oct-16 22:44
Out of Memory31-Oct-16 22:44 
GeneralRe: Users with a small amount of "programming" knowledge Pin
Ri_31-Oct-16 23:31
Ri_31-Oct-16 23:31 
GeneralShortly speaking... Pin
Thornik1-Nov-16 2:46
Thornik1-Nov-16 2:46 
GeneralRe: Users with a small amount of "programming" knowledge Pin
rnbergren1-Nov-16 3:43
rnbergren1-Nov-16 3:43 
GeneralRe: Users with a small amount of "programming" knowledge Pin
Mycroft Holmes3-Nov-16 0:13
professionalMycroft Holmes3-Nov-16 0:13 

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