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Government programmers write the buggiest code?

This is not news to me; the way I’ve explained it to people is that our test code at MSN Mobile had a higher bar for quality and review than production code at HHS. I was shocked that there were no code reviews, no security reviews, no nothing – code it up and deploy it.

I was also prohibited from contacting our customers (who worked in the same building as I did) to see how they used the software; modern tools were forbidden (even if free); and, to be blunt, HHS produced non-functional software that our users hated.

Written by Ry Jones

14 March 2012 at 11:59

Posted in Work


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