Friday, April 07, 2006

Poindi, Potche, Its Gone

We had just delivered the code to the clients and now, the system is in the testing phase. Now our Client comes to us with a bug reported by the QA group. She asks us if this was by design meant to be the way it is or was it a pre-existing issue. We tell her that this feature existed in production, but only under one particular condition - for a case where multiple components were used. When used as a single component, the bug isnt evident. Now, that we have enhanced a feature, it doesnt work for any component.. So the client aptly summarized the situation - 'You have made the system consistent by making it not to work for all the features.'

14 comments:

Hermit Chords said...

Lol! Was the client happy or sad about the 'consistency'? O how many adjustments small people make to survive, when large companies sell to large companies...

gils said...

hahaha...tell ur client..like Surf..."karai nallathu"...for software "bug nallathu" :)..now u knwo y programmers are called buggers :D

Atticus Finch said...

Am real glad to see that the high standards set by able programmers like me are still being adhered to, three years after I quit IT :) :D

This is where I must quote my dear old manager from CTS: "Move it to production! We'll test there!!!!"

Vidya said...

LOL !! What is this , the code release month ?! I have an ongoing problem right now. People are wanting to test my code IN PRODUCTION !! I have been driving them to test first in the test system....
:D
It is so amusing that everbody is the same everywhere !

Vidya

Neema! said...

Kalakurey Vidya! :-)

Demonic Dude said...

lol! nice funny client! ;)

Vidya said...

@KR - Surprisingly the clients were happy :)

@gils - arent we the debuggers ?? :S

@Atticus - he he .. yup standards are maintained.. not only maintained but bettered with time :)

@Vidya - :) test in production ? Angeyum enga test pannaranga...

@Neema - thanx :)This happened during our weekly Status calls with our client :)

@DD - I know..

gils said...

:: debuggers is "the buggers" in french ;)...fyi...enga makkalum intha mathiri thaan...directa productionla thaan veera vilayaatelam panuvaanga...test is sacred...production...sacrilige :D

blogSurya said...

To be more precise your developed system is consistently not consistent.Good job...

Prasanna said...

'You have made the system consistent by making it not to work for all the features' - had a gud laugh.

Sujit said...

may be the saga of IT continues.. :)..

kaushik said...

enge hibernate panna poite???

Vidya said...

@gils - :) er.. okay....

@blogsurya - ya..

@Sujit - Long time.. hmm.. ya the IT Saga continues.. the Empire until then..... ( he he .. Star wars iiku poitein )

@Kaushik - ya kinda... I will come back to my blogging ways.. I am a little um pre-occupied with other thing

gils said...

hey..u also have blogrolled praveen ... :) tht bugger with a wicked sense of humour :)