Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What is in a name? Test is Forever!

All too often we end up succumbing to the pressures of customers or shareholders and find ourselves with something in production that really was meant to be a test only. In fact, sometimes these tests are named "test_procedure" but end up in production. Or, you get things like TRIG002. That's helpful. Of course, these problems are small scale compared to:
Hindsight is 20/20 by eldavojohn
If there was one thing you could go back and change about TCP/IP -- something that is far too entrenched to change now -- what would it be? 
VC: Well, I wish I had realized we'd need more than 32 bits of address space! At the time, I thought this was still an experiment and that, if successful, we would develop a production version. I guess IPv6 is the production version!
VC is Vint Cerf and he is answering questions about IPv6 at Slashdot.org.

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