Flashback Friday: Smart, but not THAT smart

It’s early within the days of the post-iPhone smartphone growth, and this pilot fish is within the weekly standing assembly along with his fellow building managers, the place the on-call rotation agenda for builders is all the time a bone of rivalry.

The theory is that each one developer will have to take turns offering back-end toughen for tough toughen requests, says fish.

However at this assembly, fish has a easy advice to stay the rotation shifting alongside easily: The corporate must supply a unmarried cell phone, to be passed off to whoever is on name. That manner there could be just one quantity the assist table has to name in case of after-hours emergencies.

Fish says a smartphone could be well worth the funding, since the on-call dev particular person would a minimum of have one thing to play with and sing their own praises to buddies all over the much-despised on-call responsibility.

Nearly everybody thinks it’s a good suggestion. However one dev supervisor asks, “Wouldn’t it’s very tough to debug code on that small display all over the on-call?”

After the laughter dies down, explains to the chief simply how the smartphone would are compatible into the method.

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