[theforum] milestones... nudge, nudge

Erika ekm at seastorm.com
Thu Oct 16 23:35:49 CDT 2008



David Kaufman wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> "Martin Burns" <martin at easyweb.co.uk> wrote:
>> William Anderson wrote:
>>>> There's probably an interim ETL step for testing, and the final
>>>                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> en anglais?
>> Oh come *on* - context alone should have got you that:
>>>> *E*xtract ... data, *T*ransform to Drupal 6 & *L*oad to new server
> Extract, Transform & Load, eh?  At work we do that constantly, for nearly 
> every client project, and amazingly we've never used the term...
> TLA's (three letter acronyms) have this way of saying too much about the 
> people who use them... Martin's clearly been involved in too many system 
> "migration" projects :-)
> Me, I'm constantly under the gun, being pressured to estimate short 
> development schedules, meet imposed deadlines, and deliver code ASAP, so I 
> guessed and ETL was an Estimated Time Limit (until I googled it, that is).
> -dave 
> --

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