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<RANT mode="ON"/> The customer changed something in their SAP system a while ago and low and behold something in our code base that communicates with said SAP system stopped working. There are 5 logfiles none of which contain any useful information. I'm the poor sod who now has figure out what exactly broke, why this crap no longer works and fix it, say, until yesterday.
The problem is the culprit that manufactured this pile of manure is no longer with us and can thus not be properly punished.
Dare I mention the absence of documentation?
Nah, I'd better not! Sometimes I really hate my job. <RANT mode="OFF"/>
On the lighter side: tomorrow is the last day before a week and a half of vacation.
I shall now return to cursing at this code mess and whining and moaning about it.
"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability!"
Same here - I have to replace a load of spaghetti built around hard coded server references - I am struggling to make head or tail of it.
The idiot who write it originally is still with us and is no help at all trying to figure out what it is meant to be doing and why. His excuse is he had to write several applications to support the sales/production roles for a startup all in double quick time and this particular nest of spaghetti is the result of requirements changing every day or so as management kept changing their minds. Most of the rest of this code base is pretty good as it has been re-engineered over time when things became more leisurely but the original dev says he didn't want to touch this particular mess as it worked but was indecipherable. But now it needs changing and it has fallen to me to fix it By the way, the original dev is me too
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I have been wrestling with the article submission wizard for some days in an attempt to post my debut article. Mostly its going OK albeit slowly but I am having real difficulty with code snippets. I just want to copy some C# code from VS2010 and paste it into the article. I want to keep the formatting (indentation). I cannot seem to work this out. It seems I need to copy the code - paste it as text - manually do all the formatting and then surround it with the language formatting tags using the wizard. I have searched the site to no avail so could somebody either point me to the appropriate link or give me a few tips on how to do this.
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