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A comparison of technical debt in the Chernobyl disaster and software

Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:07 PM

Chernobyl: The True Cost Of Technical Debt
A comparison of technical debt in the Chernobyl disaster and software development

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You’ll Always Have That One Engineer
I enjoyed the engineer speaking out in the final episode. The truth is there is always one good engineer who attempts to stop bad practices from occurring. They are not worried about the bottom line and are not worried about speaking up to management to let them know they are making an error. These recommendations can be passed over, put into the “fix it later” category (which means never), or just ignoring it altogether.

Honestly, we need to thank these people in every company.

These are the only people sitting between us and planes falling from the sky or our banking systems going on the fritz. Their discipline for good QA and integration testing is what ensures we don’t die.


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Re: A comparison of technical debt in the Chernobyl disaster and software

Posted 14 June 2019 - 06:08 AM

Eh.. I hear in season 2 they clear all that up.
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Re: A comparison of technical debt in the Chernobyl disaster and software

Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:35 AM

LOL! Yes, that engineer is now leading a very happy productive life out in the wilds of Siberia according to the government owned news agencies.
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