The Thing About Code

still applies…

wirednot

Code is amazing stuff. Good code puts people into space, runs super-colliders, and keeps the Internet ticking. Bad code on the other hand, winds up on wireless controllers.

OK, just kidding.

Maybe.

For the life of me I can’t understand how vendors keep crappy code listed on their download pages, often at the top of the list, for customers to find. You know, the kind of half-baked stuff that everyone from sales engineers to tech support cringe at when you tell them what version you are running. Which often also happens to be the same code that others from the same company declare to be “the good code”, and recommend that you go to to get past some other problem with earlier buggy code. Ever been there? It pretty much sucks, yet this rhythm seems to have become an operational model for some vendors.

This is where we pause, and…

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