Friday, March 18, 2005
Bah, there are few things in this world that make me more furious than software engineers who change your code to add certain "improvements", check in the code without consulting you, and then come to your cube the next day complaining that the new code doesn't work.
Lucky our company knows about source control. I actually worked in a startup once where they refused to buy the cheapest source control package and the above-mentioned thing happened to me every single morning! No wonder people work late at startups. You need to stay and guard your code till everyone else has left to ensure that someone else won't muck around with it and transform your job into a task worthy of Sisyphus.