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From keithBacon <keithbaconstr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Standardised Environments (was RE: [OT] Eclipse IDE)
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2003 22:56:21 GMT
A manager I worked with said he standardised everything so work could be
de-skilled & cheap staff used.Then the fun part was finding the experts who can
be more productive if they deviate from the standard procedures. THis was a was
non IT manager but the same applies for IT I think. 
I saw a report that showed that support of large windows apps was more
expensive than anything else, this causes the movement to standardize. But it
really applies to junior developers & users of apps.  
I worked at a place where every dev. PC was different, the staff were mostly
beginners & making all PC's the same was beneficial. But we had the rule if
your PC was non-standard you got bottom priority support, it was your choice. 
We were lenient with people we felt were learning fast so we shouldn't stifle
their creativity.


--- "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chappell@landsend.com> wrote:
> Our management (I won't say leadership, for reasons that will be obvious to
> experienced IS developers) also have the belief that standardisation is good.
> We are having our J2EE workstations defined to the n'th degree and they will
> all be locked down so that you can't change anything. You can't even change
> your windows wallpaper!!! Our IDE is defined, you'd better like it because
> you can't install anything else. All in the sacred name of productivity.
> 
> Anyone else out there going through this or have advice to share?
> 
> I am planning to bring my personal laptop to work to do any of my tinkering
> on. I like to think that my tinkering is helpful to the company, but you
> wouldn't think so from these new policies. This past year, I have introduced
> to the company's IS environment four new tools that I evaluated by tinkering
> with in those downtimes between projects. Specifically, these tools are
> Struts (hey, you know I like Struts! :-), ant, junit and Cygwin. The funny
> thing, to me, is that these tools evaluated by tinkering are going to be part
> of the new locked down standard! Gotta laugh.
> 
> Simon
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Daniel H. F. e Silva [mailto:dhfs@yahoo.com]
> >Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 5:39 AM
> >To: struts-user@jakarta.apache.org
> >Subject: [OT] Eclipse IDE - The Two Towers
> >
> >
> >Hi all,
> > I do appreciate all feedback posted here in this list.
> > Well, i am only executing orders. I don't intend to obligate 
> >everybody to adopt my
> >recomendations.
> >My boss wants a standard environment to all developers. So, 
> >order is order.
> > I think his concern about this task is to improve 
> >productivity. So, what is more productive?
> > Following our discussion, does someone have experience 
> >writing Eclipse plugins? How difficult is
> >this kind of task?
> >
> >Best regards,
> > Daniel.
> > 
> >
> >
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