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dwhite
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re: Opinion: Is a life of bugs bugging me?
dwhite   11/8/2011 2:37:45 PM
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My focus on bugs follows me home....or maybe I'm just a pessimist by nature. I can look at a new idea and quickly come up with a list 25 ways it could fail. This is great when designing safety critical systems but not so good when my wife is considering starting a business. I need to learn when to keep my mouth shut!!!

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peralta_mike   11/8/2011 1:45:13 PM
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Bugs started when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Just like it is hard to go through human life with no sin, it is hard to go through coding life with no bugs.

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Ninad   11/3/2011 11:21:39 AM
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"If you're a DV engineer, do you find the focus on bugs follows you when you leave the workplace?" I do not consider bugs evil. They cannot be avoided is sad but then we can use them to our benefits. The bugs report for duration of a project can give teams & management very useful data points to workout things better over next cycles. Just a perspective.

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old account Frank Eory   11/1/2011 8:03:54 PM
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This article and discussion reminds me of an old Dilbert cartoon in which management started a new incentive plan in which DV engineers got extra pay for each bug they found. This instantly lead to a collaboration between design and DV in which Wally, a designer, was coding himself a new minivan :)

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Lewis.Sternberg   11/1/2011 4:24:30 PM
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One question I left out is quality-of-life for design engineers vs. DV engineers. I propose using the measurement of "these guys seem all-around happier" Of the two, which professionals seem happiest to you?

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KB3001   11/1/2011 3:43:20 PM
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"If you're a DV engineer, do you find the focus on bugs follows you when you leave the workplace?" I think that applies to designers too i.e. their quest for the optimal design point follows them home too. That said, I agree with the premise of your article.

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BrianBailey   11/1/2011 2:44:03 PM
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I have always thought that designers get it easy. They only have to find one design that meets the specification. On the other hand, the testbench has to distinguish between all legal implementations and those that do not conform.



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