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Seriously: Many years ago, an IBM salesman told me that when they used their very fancy tool for prototyping user interfaces, with surprisingly functional back end stub functions, they had orders from above to always leave out at least one essential function from the prototype.
The mock-up prototype was so good that several times the customer had been so satisfied with the mock-up that he said: Great, I'll take that one! - unwilling to pay for the work of developing "the real thing". But if it was fully functional, why not let them have it? Much because the demo was run at a huge mainframe, interpreting APL code. A small toy house thing runs with good enough performance, but it doesn't scale.
I really hate those projects that develop from prototype mock-ups that grow cancer and becomes completely unwieldy, because no proper future-friendly, scalable implementation architecture was ever drawn up. The prototype was created to get a go-ahead; that takes quite different qualities that a long-term architecture.
So if you consider me somewhat sceptical to the "agile" approach, there may be a grain fo truth to it
Got any tip on how I can explain that to my boss? Developer became manager trying to micromanage everything not getting me being a fan of "The right tool for the job" including "Process complexity dependent on the result complexity".
This is the best reply/question to the OP because :
1. MVC the pattern doesn't make anything more difficult. It could even be considered the beginning of OOP -- since if you think MVC (the pattern) makes things difficult you probably don't understand anything about OOP.
I converted to Microsoft's framework years ago. I believe it was still alpha, at the time. I absolutely love it. I was also trained on Java Servlet Pages in school and these used the MVC pattern and I quite like those. I have developed WebForms applications and WinForm applications as well. MVC, in any form, is a tool and you have to understand how, and where, to use it. For the vast majority of my development, it is the perfect tool. The conversion from WebForms took a bit, but once I invested the time I wouldn't return to WebForms unless I had to.
if you are referring to Microsoft's MVC.Net I love it.
It took a while for me to switch from webforms, the design pattern and extras (like routing, minifying, jquery, etc..) that get included in the starter template could be overwhelming but once I got the gist of it I never wanted to go back to webforms
It plays very nice in my mind with Xamarin, as the structure and design of an app and a webapp seem very familiar and correlate to each other
What I do not like is all of the overhead of the templates, so I will stick to developing as a SOC project that may vary within as the needs and refinements are built. One page could be MVC and another could be MVVM. Heck, my last MVC CMS actually utilizes a straight ASPX page complete with code-behind.
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It's such a pathetic experience trying to export the mail dumps from server to a local .pst file.
By default , Outlook shows you just few files or no files, if the mails are old. It just downloads the header and shows you. Its not exactly downloading to local cache
Now I follow their doc and do export the mails, A folder of 2GB in server, finishes export to PST with 800MB. It worked just for a folder.
There's no way to force Outlook to download all the files to local cache
The UI is just frustrating.
Adding to this, the normal export-pst wizard ends with an "Unknown erro". I'm creating a dummy pst and then manually moving from server folder to this.
When I just drag & drop the entire folder, nothing gets copied but the empty folder structure.
I'm getting into each sub-folder, click on "Show more files" then it downloads the header and shows me the mails list. Then I select-all and copy the items to the dummy pst file created.
are you using the desktop client of Outlook or is this the online client?
I wold try using the desktop client to do this. If that does not work, then I have no other suggestions. I very rarely need to do what you are doing. Actually, haven't needed to do this for many years.
Edit: forgot to mention, that no one can get that Lotus award. That is only for a special kind of madness. Outlook is no where near as bad as Lotus was/is.