Monthly Archives: August 2012

Waste: Asking Whether to Fix a Bug

Some parts of our development are outsourced to another company, and the people in charge in our company like to be in control, so they have requested that the outsource company confirm everything they do.  This additional bureaucracy causes a … Continue reading

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Not all Bugs Deserve the Same Handling

It is good to put in place standards for handling reported problem, but the process is not the same for all bugs.  Some deserve careful elaborate process, while others should just be snuffed and move on.

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#30 Avoid Session Variable Abuse

When programming an application to run in a web server or app server, there is often the need to retain a value from interaction to interaction.  It is easy, and very temping, to create a new session variable at the … Continue reading

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Write Documentation, not Legal Contracts

I recently encountered an effort where a customer had decided to use some unanticipated web page functionality that conflicted with the working of the product.  There was no way to rewrite the product to allow that exact customer modification.  The … Continue reading

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