[discuss] Re: Erosion of access to public information/education,
cmacd at telecomottawa.net
Wed Feb 7 20:41:24 EST 2007
Don Kelly wrote:
> Let's call this "throw it over the wall": the requesting party
> "throws" a list of requests to the developers and they "throw" back
> working code for users. IMO, there's something lacking in this
> (traditional) model: there are boundaries dividing "developers",
> "users" and "requesters". Also, the current system exists as a
> petrified "product". No further development will occur until the
> proper subset of participants (requesters) feed new requests into the
That way of doing things is actually the "way things work" in much
finacial and mainframe software.
There are three "pools" development, testing and production.
The developers can do what they want with dummy data in development,
when they decare it ready, it gets copied to "testing" with a dataset..
DIFFERNT folks run tests. If it is "accepted" it then is formaly
transfered into "production". Developers can only see the code in
The idea makes sense from one perspective - the developer can't fudge
the data in production. - unless they put something over on teh folks in
Charles MacDonald Stittsville Ontario
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