That's also what my thinking.
that remember me a story about a company, maybe IBM, that switched to
a strategy of giving bonus to the developers based on the number of
code line created. It was supposedly a mean to measure productivity.
It only resulted in code-duplication. The developers copy-pasted the
code instead of creating nice functions and re-using them. They went
back a few years later. Sadly, they wasn't alone to do that mistake.
It discouraging to see something similar in >2010.
Anyway, what's the value of 1000 lines of code per hour if they
contains bugs that take days to find later. I prefer 100 lines that
works. That's left more time to do more test.
Really, you should update your CV.
On Sep 8, 10:48 am, Cathy Shapiro <cathyshap...@gmail.com> wrote:
> My solution would be to find a new job!
> That's ridiculous. Obviously someone came up with the policy who has no idea
> about programming.
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 7:38 AM, Andy <a...@hardyfamily.org.uk> wrote:
> > Clive,
> > On Sep 8, 12:42 pm, Clive Crous <clive.cr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > The company I work for sent out an email this morning instructing us
> > > to, from now on, commit all source code changes for whatever we're
> > > currently working on and push (to central
> > > company git repository), regardless of the progress, status or state
> > > every half-an-hour so that they see the
> > > changes being made and can monitor productivity. Thoughts on this?
> > Tee hee! Welcome to the 18th century and the joys of piece-work!
> > Perhaps you should suggest that they install keyboard loggers instead
> > so that they could count how many keys are being pressed!
> > Unfortunately, it sounds like the idiot who came up with this idea
> > wouldn't understand a rational discussion about the logic behind this,
> > so I'd just go with the flow and create a script that modifies and
> > checks in the same file every few minutes and then bask in the glory
> > of being 'productive'!
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