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Re: When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most?

by heatblazer (Scribe)
on Dec 04, 2012 at 14:41 UTC ( #1007101=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most?

It`s simple - event handling: you never know how a man could press all keys with his ass for example. So unexpected input/event is always the worst problem of all.

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[Corion]: LanX: Ow ;)
Discipulus manual work: i just tell the same to my boss: every time the quick solution is to assign some manual data entry task to my group.. because we have not direct access to many databases here..
[LanX]: point is: in high speed trade each bank has to remember what he has to get from the others... so dresdner got billed for losses but couldn't claim gains
Discipulus is this the IT?
[Corion]: Discipulus: Well, in many cases it doesn't make sense to build an interface and complicated program just to enter 20 rows into a database ;) But yes, automating data imports should pay off in the long run
[LanX]: Choroba: this happened before I joined, was still in uni, but my boss was summoned to the CEO of the second biggest German bank at that time and could only say " I told them its not ready" ;)

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