Saturday, September 12, 2009

The cost of not documeting code

Another Lehman Mess: No One Can Run the Software

1 comment:

  1. Banks are notorious for belt-and-suspenders bespoke development.

    And even worse are hedge funds. A lot of the grossly overpaid cowboys that work at these funds have all their trading books, pricers, etc as horrible Excel spreadsheets and VBA macros, so convoluted and tangled that it would make Dr Frankenstein weep.

    A "programming" job at these places is basically working as an expensive coolie, fixing this kind of shit for 12 hours a day, and getting screamed at by pinstriped prima donnas. They pay well -- but not well enough to make me want to go and work for them.