Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 13:22:49 -0600
Reply-To: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
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From: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Subject: Re: What do well-rounded SAS programmers need to know??
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"Fehd, Ronald J." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> From: Jack Hamilton [mailto:JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM]
>> "Mike Harris" <mikeh@AMGEN.COM> wrote:
>> >In my experience, many SAS
>> >programmers are clueless about the application of a
>> documented software
>> >development life cycle to SAS programming. Without that, it
>> is impossible to build valid SAS systems.
>> More difficult, perhaps, but not impossible.
>'more difficult' to figure out, and maintain,
>but there are some -- of us -- who like their version of job security.
Well, yes, but what I meant is that it is possible to create
usefully documented SAS programs without using a "documented software
development life cycle". It's also possible (and perhaps not even uncommon) to create useless documentation using a "documented software
development life cycle".
Development Manager, Technical Group
METRICS Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA