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Ulrike's blog for app development dummies.
In my previous blog posts I have already compared software development to magic. You would think that the more I learn, the less I believe that this statement is true. I expected it to be like understanding the way a weather phenomenon arises versus believing in the mighty thunder god. Not that I personally could actually explain this to anyone, but I know that there are people out there who can and that is enough for me.
But I was wrong. When it comes to software development and technology, I am now less convinced than ever that there is a logical explanation for everything that happens. As it stands, software development has made me believe in Voodoo.
It started with the fact that every time the developers installed the app on my phone there was some sort of bug that only appeared on my device and not anywhere else. In a way this was not such a bad thing, because it made the team aware of all kinds of problems that needed to be fixed. Some might call this the power of foresight, other might attribute it to my bad karma. In any case, it did nothing to increase my popularity with the developers (or, as I have recently learned, “devs" for short).
Every time the most recent bug had finally been fixed, the app worked on my phone for about a day. Then it was somehow broken again. It was almost like a curse.
The final moment of revelation came when one of the developers waved his hands over my phone, mumbling something to himself, in attempt to make the app run on my phone.
And yes, you can guess what happened. The app suddenly worked on my phone - for about another day.
Being part of FreeYup has forever changed the way I look at software development. Now, in my mind this is what I see:
Aside from these paranormal encounters, there was the usual amount of new acronyms to learn:
LLT? - I still have no idea. Language Learning & Technology? Low Latency Transport? Limited Licensed Technician? Your guess is as good as mine.
Conclusion of Sprint 8&9: