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Don't hold back Collin, tell us how you really feel!
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Preach it, brother! My sentiments entirely. I spent a year or so using it and then went to another company where DevExpress is used. What a transformation from the rediculous to the sublime. If Infragistics could suck it would at least have some value. Infragistics reminds me of a car where each piece of bodywork is different in shape and colour. It's still a car, of sorts.
I feel for the person here who works there but the truth is the truth.
Their support has been consistently abysmal for at least 7 years now, easily the worst of the big three that we use by a wide margin (Telerik, DevExpress and Infragistics) and yet they are the only company that keeps sending me a survey every six months asking how they can improve their service! I foolishly responded carefully every time for a couple of years then realized they aren't actually doing anything about it.
Telerik is light years above everyone and now that we're ditching winforms we finally don't need to renew infragistics any more!
What used to *infuriate* me about them is they had a support forum but they were all wishy washy about whether they would actively put support people there. They kept insisting it was peer to peer support only but then some infragistics dude would answer questions here and there randomly and if an issue was found *he* would not make a new case for it he'd tell the person they must make a support issue for it.
Any time you report an issue no matter how detailed you make your steps to reproduce the support people consistently don't read anything you write but the title and always get back with "could not reproduce" and when you question them it turns out they haven't even read what you wrote.
I can only assume they get paid by how quickly they can get rid of people who need help, not how well they help you.
They don't care so there's no point.
As I said earlier out of all the component vendors we deal with (and we deal with all the big ones) Infragistics is the one that sends the most surveys asking how their service can be improved and have done so for years and I consistently kept filling them out in detail and they consistently did nothing as a result.
Telerik by contrast has probably the best tech support I've ever had to deal with for anything and their products are lightweight and easy to use. No contest.
Why is that the literature and history are so important and maths is not? Or that is only in Hungary?
There are also some people who say literature and history are necessary and math is an unnecessary incomprehensible subject while using things that are invented by scientists. More than half of my class even not know unit conversions.
I think school should be about getting to know a little bit about everything.
I do not know what is worse, someone who can't locate their own country on a map (as I am told many Americans can't), someone who does not know a bit about anything historical (and there are actually people who think WWII happened in the 14th century or whatever), or someone who can't do basic mathematical stuff (and actually I wouldn't know from the top of my head either... ).
Even someone who knows everything there is to know about math, but can't locate their country on a map or thinks WWII happened centuries ago is just plain stupid as I see it. So you know 100 digits of pi, but I can't have a normal conversation with you? Then what the hell can you do?
Not saying that math is unimportant, just not more important than anything else. And I think there is quite a bit more to know about basic history then there is about basic math (although I find math a bit more difficult, but you might disagree on that)
And if you really like math you can still do it in your own time