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William Ferreira de Paula
William Ferreira de Paula

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πŸ€” What is the worst technology advice you have received?

We work in a very comprehensive area, which involves many technologies and approaches, we often ask for advice and help from other people, but sometimes help causes more problems, often because it is polluted with points of view, noises and discontects that end up distorting what you would like to learn or use from original use or idea, could you share your experiences with this type of situation?

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William Ferreira de Paula Author

I'm going to start by saying what I think is the worst advice I've ever heard, which was not to use version control😲, in the past I didn't use it in one of the companies I worked for, people complained that it was complicated, laborious and etc., and today I can't work without it for the flexibility and freedom it gives me to change and maintain the code.

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Michel Renaud

I had a supervisor like that once. Insisted we just zip all the code base from time to time and store the zip files in a folder. No need for source code, too complicated, don't have time for that, blablabla. At some point someone made some changes that broke a lot of things. It took two weeks to figure out what had been modified and then fix it. With a source control system it would have been very easy to find the source of the problem.

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William Ferreira de Paula Author

The same problem that I had many times, things that I would solve in less than a minute with git revert or tf revert, took hours to be solved.

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Avalander

From the organisation's architect: writing unit tests is a waste of time. Not sure if it's the worst advice I've ever received, but it's definitely in the top ten.

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