We are a little and dynamic Italian software factory with twenty years experience in software design. The most important product is represented by Wess.Net Enterprise, a development platform based on open source scripting technologies available for Italian software operators and resellers. Many other applications are in our portfolio, as database maintenance and management tools, messaging, communication and business productivity applications.

High quality software design joined to latest technologies is our goal.

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Which are you, an artist or a scientist? If you automate, you're the latter. If you are a scientist, you can go on vacation. People can count on you. You get things done quickly, consistently, and reliably. Everyone knows what to expect when you're done with a task. They can expect things to be completed a certain way. If you manually run installation programs, click GUIs to configure options from memory, and customize each system you work on, you're an artist. Artists build works of art, each of them unique. I know some incredibly talented artists working in technology, people who duplicate their work over and over extremely consistently. However at some point they'll make a mistake, and then I'll never know what state the system or code is in.

I want production code to use well known and proven techniques, best practices, good error handling, application of standards, logging and more. I want production systems to be stable, not with a lack of change, but with a lack of issues. I need scientists that produce work that can be counted on. Don't build works of art.

In development you must be an artist at times, but when you solve problems, ensure that the code contains best practices and make sure that your team understands and can reproduce the code later. In production, ensure you learn automation and can build, or rebuild, your systems quickly and consistently. Become more of a scientist and people will be less worried when you go on vacation.

Steve Jones from SQLServerCentral.com