Joined: 24 Feb 2017
|Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:28 pm Post subject: Venting.
|In reference to http://forum.cheatengine.org/viewtopic.php?t=606723
So today I find that this project was started in 2008, and Visual Fox Pro was killed in 2007. So I ask "what all features where required", to take 10 years and still not be completed. I get told "fill out a 1 page form and sync data to a server". And yet I find numerous GUI bugs, Gigs of data lose, years of crashes, I was even told there have been BOSDs. So at this point I don't know if I'm mad or awestruck by how this programmer pulled this off. I don't think I will ever see the source but I think this may prevent my head from exploding. Luckily I have been given free rain to trash and restart this project. But I have never seen any thing like this, I mean most companies would have sued years ago. A decade for a single version, and all it does is sync data to a server. I wonder if this is like the "You won the lottery some where you've never been" kinda logic. And in all the years I have been doing this kinda thing I really have never been in a position where I really felt like the programmer was fully to blame, but this one has me guessing.
Mostly just needed to vent a little.
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