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  • JavaScript controller pattern

    You're probably familiar with the MVC pattern. It's a good fit for most webapps, but what do you do when you want to redirect to different web frameworks with the same controller? If you're this major bank, you write a JavaScript function. Have to think this has something to do with the slow login. Just clocked 42 seconds from login ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 03-08-2014
  • Re: Writing a better test system with Benny (real story)

    Some best practices to fight the prevalent WTFs there. I was surprised that you pulled off a good outcome in that sounds like Benny has plenty of practice backstabbing. Technical WTFs: Have a single project owner who defines requirements, prioritizes them and signs off on them. Clears up many misunderstandings and ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 02-17-2014
  • Re: Is this a WTF?

    [quote user="Jaime"][quote user="TGV"]  [quote user="Jaime"]The WTF is having SQL Authentication on at all. I'm not sure why most programs require SQL Authentication, everything I've ever written works just fine with Windows Auth and is much more secure because of it.[/quote]I can think of one reason: it ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 11-29-2013
  • Re: PARADE!! (continued) (in a new thread because the Monty Hall problem is boring once you've figured it out)

    Your chances of this thread still not discussing the original WTF are 100%.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 11-29-2013
  • Re: PARADE!

    [quote user="dkf"][quote user="TDWTF123"]No, it says she analysed it as an obscure probability problem. That's the wrong answer, whatever 'probability' you come up with. The right answer is to point out that the 'trick' in the Monty Hall problem is a grammatical/linguistic one, not a mathematical one. The ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 11-22-2013
  • Re: And they wonder why people hate them

    The old 'bad news on a Friday' trick that started with politicians (better yet, it's done over a long holiday weekend or around Christmas). Then when they report the good news of the offer on Monday, it looks they're making out on the deal by selling for above the stock price.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 09-23-2013
  • The downside of use your documentation as a todo list...

    is that it may make it into print (that's "Mercurial: The Definitive Guide"). That was pulled directly from the online version. It's a good book overall, except for sections like this where you need to read the comments.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 11-14-2012
  • Re: Java degree desirable

    [quote user="Salamander"] It's all the little things put together which make it bad. Firstly, there's the boiler plate. This is somewhat mitigated if you have a really good IDE, but not completely. [/quote] Java scripting languages do a much better job of this (Groovy, Scala, Clojure). For example, to get contents of a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 10-20-2012
  • Re: The API Interview

    I wish job interviews were that creative... Font: A tie between Wingdings and Ransom. Punctuation: The interrobang, for when you want to express simultaneous surprise and confusion (hmm, sounds familiar): ‽
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 10-06-2012
  • Re: Yet another sleep

    A plug for inform7 if anyone makes a TDWTF text game.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by cmccormick on 09-10-2012
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