Deep down in a sector of a hard disk
Lies a piece of code called Frisk
It has been there for some time
Waiting to be executed any time
Sitting in its lonely sector
It now reminisces about the time
When it wasn’t even a line.
Eureka ! What an idea for the SE project.
I will create software a software that will detect a potential threat
That was the day Frisky conceived
With a bright future it seemed.
What SE model should I Follow to develop Frisk ?
Spiral, Waterfall, RAD or one of my own tricks?
Wait! Oh wait! There’s stage left,
Use case, DFD, UML and SRS haven’t been made yet,
Frisk aced through every stage but what comes next was critical phase.
It’s time to decide architecture for Frisk
A wrong choice will be a catastrophic risk,
N-Tiered, Client-Server, Blackboard and structured, etc.
Made the selection a tough task and there’s no one I could ask,
After much deliberation and thought, Frisk’s future was plot.
With everything in place, Frisk entered the development phase .
Being a Window’s citizen .Net was the proven choice.
I developed it piece by piece to avoid the mess of files.
Having done with pieces I complied them into modules.
And saved it from becoming a programmer’s ridicule.
With few days left for delivery, Frisk moved to the next stage.
A threefold stage of Assembly, Compilation and execution came.
Assembly of modules gave a prototype that was then set to compile.
After bug elimination and successful execution, I gave a smile.
I named this version as Alpha, Later ones being called Beta and Gamma.
The end of this stage was a relief but will the final stage turn into grief?
The next stage was every software’s worst nightmare.
As it involved putting it through a series of test that scare.
Frisk too was to be put to multiple tests;
Black box, White box and Stress tests were only some of them.
It faced every test with strength and courage
And matured into a better software package.
Alas! The time came and frisk was unveiled.
It bagged lots of praise and felt great.
Sitting in its lonely sector,
It now smiles as it reminisces about those old times
When it became much more than a line.
Read this poem in “Linux for You” – July Edition