Big software projects are hard to estimate. Turns out, the same goes for buildings. Structural engineer Erica Flannery talks about estimates, budgets, and how buildings really get made. Hint: when a mommy and daddy building really love each other... If you think it's going to be a dry episode, it starts getting a "chippy" early, a little punchy at 30 minutes, and by 45 minutes it's an all out free-for-all. Also: Jorge says code coverage sucks. Metaphors are rarely perfect, especially when engineers are involved. Jorge: "I wasn't actually IN the dumpster" Erica: "Just your face?"
Picks of the week:
- Erica: Weber gas grills
- Jorge: Typerdrummer.com
- Lee: "The Failure of Agile" by Andy Hunt "The Pragmatic Programmer" by Andy Hunt and David Thomas
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Ep. 009: Backend Development (For Buildings) with Erica Flannery