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Sometimes you are lucky enough to get to work with talented people and talented people which are not necessarily programmers.
I am currently involved in a project with such a person. The person is the product manager, which mean that he is the original customer in this case. He wrote up the business case, the requirements and got the project going.
We had a meeting where we had to discuss a mail about some aspects of fraud protection we needed to build into the application.
I did not understand the mail, so we called for a meeting.
So the product manager explained it to me and the other technicians and the project manager.
And *boom* it struck me, what he was describing was a business rule hack.
It was simple and in it essence beautiful, I wish I could share it here, but I have to respect the clients business.
Anyway, we still had a possible hole in the application, but on my way back from the meeting, I was discussing the solution with a fellow technician and it struck me, using a variation of the hack we could close the last hole.
I love working with clever and talented people, I learn new things and I get inspired to think outside the box.
I wish there was a way to ensure a constant exposure to these talented people.
One way would be to hire them all, but I am not quite there yet.