October 22, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: If They Who Wrote the Software Don't Trust It
Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.I know a little something about writing software. Different platform, but I digress.
Such as... in a hurry against an insane deadline is um not, not good.
More people "fixing" actually kind of slows things down on major issues, not the other way around.
And also if they didn't have time to test to "see if it works" how much time do you think they had to test to see "if its secure?"
I'm not saying its a disaster yet, its just broken. But there is a strong potential for disaster in my opinion.