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the joys of software testing

2000-07-13 14:54:34+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Can you all make a pact with me? If any of you are ever serving on a jury, and you learn that an exchange occurred where the defendant asked "What does the error message say?" and the deceased replied with some variant of "It says it didn't work." rather than, for instance, reading the error message to the defendant, can we all agree that not only is acquittal in order, but that there are grounds for suit for pain and suffering against the estate of the deceased as well?

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:11+00 by: OnceShy

We have a policy when sending developers to a client site for testing: Lunch is on us, including the reality-altering drug of your choice. Otherwise, our client list would read like the morning obituary column. Unfortunately, some of our clients seems to be catching on to the fact that our developers really, really, really despise having to test systems they didn't have any part in creating. So, as was the case this morning, they don't tell us. We sent a sr. developer, who would normally be immune from testing assingments, to a new client with a work order that specifically stated he was to develop web-based forms that integrate information to and from their various processes. He calls at noon with the question: "Who did I piss off? All I've been doing all morning is testing! There's not a lick of development work here!" I ran off to buy lunch and we'll place someone more junior on site tomorrow. You know, this business would be wonderful if we could do it without actually having to deal with the clients. ;-) ==OnceShy==

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:11+00 by: TC

Actually we do similar although we save the mind altering chemicals (usually beer....except thursday which is scotchnight) until the end of the day. Hmmmm today is thursday. Oh dear this may be an expensive evening.....