D* = Maintenance
Is there a word that is synonymous with maintenance and begins with the alphabet d?
destructive maintenance :)
looking for a new product name heh?? :)
whatever it is, i bet it rhymes with "orange"
Not according to dictionary.com.
I don't think there's one. The OneLook reverse dictionary gives me the disposition as the closest match, but the word tends to falls out of the context.
Sorry Sathyaish, but I can't help you. My wife's name begins with a C.
>My wife's name begins with a C.
>gives me "the" disposition as the closest match
'deployment' is in the same approximate time frame of an application lifecycle.
Yup! thanks. Deployment was my first bet, but it is not a continous occurance and is usually an activity with a clearly identifiable start and end point.
Use "deployment" as a synonym for "release".
Hmph. I came to this thread to complain about the D* pathfinding algorithm and maintainability. What a letdown, I tells ya.
BTW, dear Philo, here's a small request. If and when you do find yourself willing, I would love to hear from you, on your blog, some experiences of working at Microsoft. Better if it were a diary of everyday experiences.
DoItToLast(tm)... it's a good thing
Thank you, all. While there's no exact synonym, I think I'll go with the word "doctor" in the verb sense of the word. Doctor as in watch over, comes close. Not sure if it is going to get away without sounding mildly queer, given the context of software maintenance.
I say the word "duty" would be a contender for the occasion. If we were to talk about stages of SDLC, it would not be out of tune dovetailing delivery and duty, where duty implies upkeep.
I thought for sure you would go for disimperfectionalization
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