Assume you want to set-up a user-account which can only log-in to your machine if he sits in front of it and has to give no password. Let’s name this user
kiosk. Unfortunately there is apparently no single command-line switch to accomplish this with
useradd. The task at hand is not be confused with automatic log-in at boot time. Continue reading
In the year 2010 I read Martin Varsavsky’s blog entry on The 6 Day Week by Carlos Varsavsky. In this post Martin Varsavsky states his father, born in 1933, proposed the 6-day week, i.e., work 4 days and rest 2 days. To cope for the reduced productivity, it is proposed to interleave the 6-day week for different groups of people in the country. Continue reading
I was recently asked about my opinion regarding agile software development.
I think the core problem is not agile or extreme programming, or object-oriented or structured. I think this simply misses the point. Below are the key ingredients to succeed in software development when it comes to development in larger groups of people, say 3 people and more.
- Your edit-compile-debug cycle should be fast. With fast I mean less than a second.
- Your build-system (
maven, etc.) must support the development and ideally only compiles those parts which really need compilation. Use
distcc where required or possible. Unfortunately, some sites simply don’t use this build tools but rather build manually. I still witness software development where to rebuild the entire software system takes half a day, fiddling with JCL and various menus to achieve the desired goal.
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