Journal Entry #14
Well it’s the day after Christmas, Boxing day we call it here. I am a little disillusioned with the project since in recent days I have been putting in a lot of effort for very little tangible reward. I’ve been obsessing over the details of the promote comment to variation feature. One of the differences between this development and a real software development job is the absence of a project manager who would definitely (try) to stop a programmer from a distraction like that. A professional program manager would have told me days ago “Look, nobody cares about this feature anyway except you. Just wrap it up so that it basically works and move on. Come back and improve it later once we’ve shipped at least an alpha version”.
Never mind. The hypothetical project manager doesn’t exist, so I’ve been able to get the feature working just as I want it too, and nothing has suffered except the schedule!
Now I have finished all the alpha features, so the alpha version shouldn’t be too far away.