[rescue] Do you remember when? Security software.....
kloch at gurunet.net
Tue Aug 12 13:41:13 CDT 2003
Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Not good enough for management. They wanted to see software and
> "experts" working on it. The software I had to evaluate was almost all
> Windows only, and the UNIX stuff usually started out at $10K and went up
> from there.
And they were mostly junk. I worked for a y2k solution provieder.
You would send your code to us and we would find all the problem
areas for about 5 cents per line analyzed. It was still a hard
sell (until the last minute) even though our stuff actually worked.
Plus we were probably the only solution that worked with any language.
In the end it supported 80+ languages. It was trivial to add new
languages -- If you had documentation for the language. At one point
we had a large multinational oil company's *only* copy of the
language reference for PL/I. It was old with yellowed pages.
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