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[User Picture]From: njyoder
2005-03-08 09:24 pm (UTC)
You clearly know nothing about Quality Assurance (rough translation for you: 'testing') and next to nothing about programming.

You don't even know what QA means. QA is a paid service companies have so that if there's a problem with the service you have with them, they go ahead and immediatly fix it. QA has a GUARANTEE they will do that with a contract you sign. This is NOT QA. FYI, I am a programmer and have been one for much longer than that.

1) We're talking about testing quotas, nothing more. It's easy as hell to test quotas and you dont need a large user base to do that. It's also a trivial feature to implement. What kinf od feedback are people going to offer? "It doesn't work."? This feature either works or it doesn't, there's no inbetween.

2) I've been programing much longer than you have and them as well. The LJ code is crappy and of mediocre design. Since when does sun and the government run their own blogging service? WTF? Slashdot is yet another site with crappy code, they spent years putting hacks upon hacks to put heir code base together. And you're also citing wikipedia which has gone through at least 3 completely different software packages for wiki now since none of them have been satisfactory so far, they're just using the best free options for what they have. In fact, perlbal is rarely used, there are simpler, much better alternatives available that are a lot more popular.

And if you want to go based on the popularity argument (LJ code ISN'T popular at all), then I can always find a big website that is using some kind of software that people consider to be crap. That includes major websites running windows or anything else that's widely accepted as shit. So spare me your fallacious reasoning.

3. Why would I leave this community? Clearly I need to correct the stupidity of PR apologists like you. The only reason LJ remains popular is not because of technical merit, but because of its popularity. LJ is big because it has so many users on it. If that weren't the case, the other companies would all just use the freely avaiable source code and start their own, but if you notice none of those services have done that well since LJ does well based on popularity alone.

4. I'm not going to contribute to hacked together kludge like LJ.

FYI, no credible programmer writes large scale projects in perl, it's pathetic. This hapepns a lot. A programmer will start off with something small in perl, then add feature after feature with hack after hack, building it up in a way it wasn't supposed to. A decent programmer would have redesigned it a long time ago (FORMAL design methods rather than hacks--design patterns anyone?) in a better alternative. If you notice, no serious, respectable computer programmers are known for writing large perl-based programs. The shitty coders of LJ aren't even known in the programming community, to them this is yet another crappy project made by wannabes in a 'trendy language'
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[User Picture]From: decadence1
2005-03-08 09:43 pm (UTC)

Sigh.

You don't even know what QA means. QA is a paid service companies have so that if there's a problem with the service you have with them, they go ahead and immediatly fix it. QA has a GUARANTEE they will do that with a contract you sign. This is NOT QA. FYI, I am a programmer and have been one for much longer than that.

Actually, I worked in Quality Assurance divisions within software companies for a number of years. I'd like to think I "know what QA means".
You can probably learn about quality assurance and testing at your local library; should you ever tire of being argumentative on websites.

I never said those companies 'ran their own blogging service', you can re-read my original comment - should you wish. I have virtually zero interest in further "discussion" with you. Bye. :)
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