A New Type of Formation
Andreas had a pretty good idea of what he was getting in to. The job posting subtly included the duty of "helping to straighten up the software environment." The technical screening consisted of three questions: what is HTML, what is PHP, and what is SQL. And the interviewer subtly mentioned that the previous programmer was a "great guy, but had a few quirks." Yes, Andreas knew he was walking into a nicely presented system that's more messed-up than a building flattened with a 2-ton bomb ... shortly after being flattened with a 5-ton bomb. But that's OK; it would be a challenge.
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