This article is only a starting point to look at possible errors. Errors happen all the time. Some are miniscule and their correction is obvious. Others involve more serious measures such as database restores, corrective code, downtime, and expense. Remember, you’re more important that any mistake, and it will get better.
The programming world is not perfect: Communication is often unclear, expectations unrealistic, personalities occasionally abrasive (mine included). Yet even after 30 years I enjoy seeing a program come together, because I’m joining something larger than I could produce by myself.
Stephan Onisick is a software consultant/programmer living in Birmingham with his wife and their adorable shitzu, Gin-Gin. He has enjoyed writing software for the last 30 years, dating from the punch card days.