The boss says it’s ok to blog about work, so I guess I’ll have to think of something interesting to write.
We’re a product development group – about twenty of us sit on one floor of the SuperOffice Tower in the center of Oslo and create the SuperOffice software.
Product development is a different beast to consulting-style or in-house development. When you have 100.000 installations you need to do a lot more testing. Consultants we hire to do specialized development tend to run into a wall when they encounter our test matrix. Shortcuts and short-sighted solutions that might survive when installed on a single customer site won’t cut it when faced with hundreds of different configurations, operating system versions, and security policies.