Four days off, where did the time go? After the phone started ringing at my desk, I knew that this would be one of those kinds of mornings. One of my jobs is an application developer and most of my work is in Visual Basic .Net. Well, about three years ago I built a payroll application for my company, which was browser based. It seems like every year at this time, a new bug shows up in my code. Frankly, I am always amazed at how these bugs can escape many years of detection and show up now, I find it strange. Anyway, I was able to pinpoint the problem and I fixed it.
It seems, as I mature in my programming skills, that when I look back at my work to try to fix a problem, I can’t believe that I wrote this stuff. I mean, if I where to do it over, I would have taken a different route. However, sense the code is working efficiently for the most part, I find it better to just leave it be. It has been my experience that changing an already functioning app means more headaches down the road.
A philosophy I try to adhere to: “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”
Anyway, it looks like this will be another short week for me. Have a good week everyone…