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Practices of an Agile Developer by Andy Hunt, Venkat Subramaniam

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pointer-image   21   Different Makes a Difference

 

“As long as the code works on your machine, that’s OK. Who cares if it works on some other platform? You don’t have one.”

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When a vendor or a co-worker says those immortal words, “Oh, that won’t make a difference,” you can bet they are wrong. If something is different, odds are it will make a difference.

Venkat learned this lesson the hard way on a project. A colleague complained that Venkat’s code was failing. But oddly, the situation was the same as one of the test cases that passed on Venkat’s machine. It ...

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