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What are you working on today?

Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:52 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 22 July 2015 - 03:34 PM, said:

View Postsupersloth, on 12 December 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

Please, regale us with tales of today's adventures and exploits.


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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 10 February 2016 - 03:03 PM

Working on putting some parts online, watching some more Cisco videos, and seeing about getting a domain set up just to play around with. I'm ready to go home and I wish it was the weekend already. This week has seemed super long.
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:04 PM

I have been noticing a lot of tester hate in the last thread over the past week. Y'all need to back off.
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:05 PM

I still love ya neo!
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:16 PM

@neo - tester hate comes part and parcel with the job. Been there; experienced that. Embrace the hate and let it flow through you.
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Posted 10 February 2016 - 05:20 PM

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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 10 February 2016 - 08:50 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 10 February 2016 - 06:04 PM, said:

I have been noticing a lot of tester hate in the last thread over the past week. Y'all need to back off.

Pff you know we love you. I get on well with most of the testers. These two were just using one process to shortcut past another with the assumption that they'd get the same behavior - and then not telling me about it when I asked them explicitly what they were doing different and for a detailed step-by-step click-by-click recreation of what they were doing.

Like, I don't care that they did it and were wrong. I care that they lied to me and wasted a week of work that could have spent on actual defects.

It's not testers, just those two.

I mean, the difference in behavior was so critical that we were talking about hotfixing it. It looked like something was terribly wrong in the system that could have caused a lot of trouble and cost a lot of money. It wasn't.
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 11 February 2016 - 06:56 AM

:/ I can make a case for a lot of shitty devs too.

All I gotta say is this: if y'all ain't been so bad at developing, there wouldn't be any defects to find. ;)
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:13 AM

taking up time and wasting away
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:18 AM

Waiting for vacation to start, although it isn't much of one and has been abbreviated due to a meeting I have to goto Friday morning. So, hopefully just two hours tomorrow and I am out the office.
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:23 AM

Back to "normal" Cognos Reports
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:29 AM

What's with your us v them mentality?

Like I said, it's these two who pissed me off. I say their actions cost the company thousands in lost labor, not to mention cost me a good chunk of my weekend. I'm pissed about that. Why would you even try to defend it? I don't care that they were testers. They lied about their recreation steps.

So imagine a user account object, right? They tell me:

"Create a new user account. Select these specific properties. Let automatic processing happen and the properties change to something else."

Ok, that's really baffling, and really bad because the properties that were changing were time sensitive and could trigger automated withdrawals from customer bank accounts, or just issue statements and invoices with incorrect amounts due and surprise due dates.

What they were actually doing was cloning existing user accounts which already had future data committed, and then going in and changing the fields they wanted to test. So when the automatic processing applied the future data to the account, it would apply the values that were committed, because they weren't updating the pending changes just the current data. Future always takes precedence.

But they continually told me they were creating new accounts, not cloning existing accounts - so I kept trying to recreate it with new accounts and was utterly baffled. I met with them, went step by step through it - I asked explicitly for literal click-by-click instructions because it was working fine on my system, and the steps they gave me were bullshit.

I'm pissed at them for their lies. Them being testers is only relevant because that's how they came to be in the position to make it such a problem.
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:33 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 10 February 2016 - 06:04 PM, said:

I have been noticing a lot of tester hate in the last thread over the past week. Y'all need to back off.

http://movie-sounds....to-work-testers
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:00 AM

@Neo, I just noticed the other day that it was you who added me on Facebook XD

Today I'm working on the final steps to transition our automatic service generation from the old way which was not very organized and had a lot of custom code to a fully configurable database version that has very little custom code.
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Re: What are you working on today?

Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:06 AM

Such animosity! Some devs don't like to be told their junk doesn't work. Of course, if a tester breaks something, they should be able to lay out how they did it, so it can be corrected. Agree?

Shit I had a boss that thought his programs were the greatest, regardless if they even ran. And rather than embrace how things have changed, he made everyone conform to his way of doing things. It worked great (for him) if you were fresh, he really didn't like when someone schooled in the current ways butted up against him. His only argument then was, I am in charge.

A tester would have killed every one of his systems! He didn't like them because, "They have preconceived ways on how a system should work." He was an arrogant prick.
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