I received my daily email from Computerworld with a link to an article titled “What we miss about MIS: 5 old-school ideas that weren't so bad.” Their reminiscence of COBOL and structured programming got me to thinking about many of the complaints I have working with software developers. I don’t mean all software developers. Some I know have really strong heads on their shoulders – others not so much.
I am not longer a programmer by trade, but I often find myself having to review code to debug or to find issues that need to be resolved. The language skills may not be current, but the methodologies are still applicable.