“The final delivered product should contain the sources, all needed dependencies and the documentation on how to build the system.”
Frequently this or something similar could be found in the requirements without a proper description what is really wanted and is often misunderstood on both sides. And sometimes it is dangerous as well.
Today someone asked if I’ve got Backups of every piece of code i’d wrote. Intimidating question and of course not. I’m sure I’ve got zipped backups of the last sources for some older ones but in most cases a backup of the VCS for the important projects. Somewhere the CVS for the ugly LaTeX things called Diploma thesis too.
Sometimes strange things could be nice too – I’ve got an invitation from a consulting company to join an evening where practices for IT service management should be applied on the example of ‘grilling a steak’. Sounds funny. Service management is not necessarily my topic but meat in combination with fire -of course- is.
…just basics. I believe my first encounter with JBoss as application server was in 2003 and most projects before where done with Apaches Tomcat. Nearly one or two years later – and with a little bit more experience with Java Enterprise – the JBoss system became the preferred app server by me and the tool of choice (in cases where I’ve got the choice).
Today I’ve got my results of the ITIL® Foundation exams after three days of training (more or less ;-)). Someone told me it improves my understanding of IT service management but I fear the upcoming paperwork 😉
And as always three very nice and helpful days for me. Learned a lot, really 😉 And it just started with the finger in the wound (as it should be). The first keynote “It’s a small world afterall” was held by Sander Hoogendorn and is (fortunatly) available online
Windows begs utterly for an upgrade on my Dell Inspiron 2330 and I thought that everybody should get a second chance. A short look at the Dell support page stated the full compatibility with Windows 10 – so I should be happy with an upgrade. Again, after hours the machine restarted, I saw the desktop and finally the INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR was gone. But I wasn’t happy. The Inspiron has two internal graphic options – either it could run on Intels HD or it could use as second option an ATI Radeon graphic card. Windows 8.1 was able to (automatically) switch between, the new Windows 10 was not. Maybe I forgot to install Dells driver package? No! Maybe I should use the original ATI drivers? Didn’t work too. The MS fallback driver? Again, same result.