Saturday, May 3, 2008

It's not rocket science

So i was listening to the stack overflow podcast and Jeff Atwood declared that he thought it was ridiculous that kids are graduating with a CS degree without being taught about source code control. Now I agree that source code control is an important part of software engineering but it doesn't seem like a good subject for a college class. Implementing a source code control system sounds like a good subject for a class but using one? It's not like using a SCCS is all that hard. Where I work we use Seapine Surround which is far from being well known but we usually have new people up to speed with it's basic use in a couple of minutes. It's just not that hard. Now I would look askance at someone who was supposedly experienced yet had never used a source code control system, but a new grad I wouldn't really mind.

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