Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3280947/application-development/failure-redefined.html#tk.rss_all
Programmer pilot fish is hired by this organization because he can write a mix of C and scripting languages to pull information from databases and generate web pages — pretty straightforward stuff.
But that’s not what he finds when he starts work. “The new job I was hired for used a big vendor’s interfaces and coding tools,” fish says. “It was a major enterprise-wide conversion, and the vendor consulting staff was essentially learning to do their jobs as we did ours — and at our expense.
“Their applications were that new and untested. Nothing worked and the vendor’s consultants couldn’t seem to