Company Standards (Was Re:Voting the entire team off the island)
- No, it gets better.
Without a standard, you have multiple logging frameworks in use. Since
logging frameworks themselves are highly customizable, typically
through the use of XML, each team is free to choose *how* they're
going to use each particular framework, as we can't dictate a company
How do I know? Well, that's what we had when we first started. Every
team wrote their own logging, since nothing in the market was good
enough for them. When two groups did manage to select the same
framework, it was utilized differently.
What you wind up with is a complete mess.
Why do we have coding standards? Should the teams also be free to
write code any way they please?
--- In email@example.com, "Paul Hudson" <phudson@...>
> Ø I understood Mark to say that we, for example, *should* have a
> standard on what logging framework to use. I find that to be highly(depending on how
> questionable advice.
> I pity the maintenance programmers who will come after you
> big you are,maybe)
- On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM, Emiliano Heyns <Emiliano.Heyns@...> wrote:On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Ilja Preuss <it@...> wrote:Emiliano Heyns wrote:How visible is that progress? How visible is how much needs still to be
> Do I want them to behave differently... that is a very good question. I
> think (easy to say) I would be OK with a wide variety of behaviors as
> long as we're showing noticeable progress towards our projects' goal.
done to reach that goal? Is this reflected in some kind of burn chart
that the team members believe in?
I'm beginning to doubt this. We have something like this, but I wonder whether the value of the milestones is adequately explained, which could certainly be an issue for the new member. If not, it could explain a thing or two.
I've been reading Jean Tabaka's book; I forgot who recommended it to me, but here's a heart-felt thank you to whoever did. I've found "a thing or two" that I should have handled very, very differently. So my apologies to this group, after the apologies already rendered to my team. We're not at the performing stage yet, but in a lot better shape than we were.