Some programmers will never understand.

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If compiling takes even 15 seconds, programmers will get bored while the compiler runs and switch over to reading The Onion, which will suck them in and kill hours of productivity.

On my workplace build can take up to 15 minutes (with a proprietary build tool). Many people work here since the begin of their careers, and discussing about that I always get “where’s the problem? ${nasty.tool} is not perfect, but if you follow the process it is very helpful”. Believe me, here every change on software takes x10 of the time, due to the bad codebase and the very bad structure bought by that tool. No way to drop it.
Recently I developed @home a tool to improve development experience (it configures eclipse to have CVS integration and classpath working with our crazy codebase structure); I am wondering if it is the case to share it with all the guys that are so happy with the current process, or not. The worst, the better. Will people ever figure out that we have a problem?
This bad dev activity is starting to damage my brain; I need to do some home work in the proper way before becoming the zombie of a Java developer. God save me!


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