Tuesday, April 23, 2013

If it hurts, do it more often

In software project, integration, deployment and delivery were the most painful part of any project.
The project seems to be 99% done, but the last 1% will take you 50% of the project's time.

You can't skip these steps, if you skip them, you won't ship, if you won't ship, you won't get paid.

The old quote, "if it hurts when you do that, don't do that" is only useful if not doing that is a possibility.

So what developers invented so these it stops hurting ?
They do it every single day, instead of once at the end !

The observation is that when something hurt, you keep doing it, then it stops hurting, then it becomes an habit, and then you forget it, this is hard coded inside the human nature.

This idea applies even more for developers, because when one is forced to do something that hurt very often, be sure that he will make the computer do the work for him.

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