Oh the army
Posted Oct 10, 2009 20:45 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: Scenes from the Real Time Linux Workshop
Parent article: Scenes from the Real Time Linux Workshop
It gets worse IME. You cannot even try to explain concepts like database locking, transactionality, threading or concurrency to army members, because you will meet their blank stares. It is worse because, even if farnz already said above that the standard answer is "who cares,
synchronized takes care of that" (which it of course doesn't), database locking and transactionality are essential in most modern Java code. I've seen pools with only one object, TCP/IP connections that are tracked incorrectly (and which often break), deadlocks in database code... all of which were designed by an army member and later had to be corrected by a proper engineer.
Hey, I may not grasp a lot of the concepts in engineering, but at least I try to listen when people explain them to me.
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