Unterminated string



  • How do we WTF? Let me count the ways.

    1. Developer doing data entry because nobody thought to give the "admin" administrative rights. Wait, what?
    2. Original developers, a pack of rather swarthy fellows with strange names, developed application to be compatible with IE4 ... JUST IE4 ... happens to work up to IE6 ... lucky us ... breaks in IE7 or IE8.
    3. Clicking SAVE doesn't save ... clicking ADD saves ... huh?
    4. Clicking SAVE crashes program with with an Oracle SQL error ... nothing is saved, not even what was saved by clicking ADD.
    5. Found SQL statement in the error log; Running it directly against the db reveals unterminated string.
    6. Turns out this occurs in the DLL ... when asking why the TEST environment has an older copy of the DLL than the PRODUCTION environment am met with animalistic growling from current, very young developer.
    7. He's working on it right now ... he's swearing ... says he really screwed it up now.

    Am I TRWTF or is this messed up?

     



  • @rudraigh said:

    Clicking SAVE doesn't save ... clicking ADD saves ... huh?
     

    Do you get any error messages?

    @rudraigh said:

    Clicking SAVE crashes program with with an Oracle SQL error ... nothing is saved,

     Well, there you go. Glad I could help.



  •  Let me guess, the crashing on clicking the Save button is fine because the work instructions clearly state that the Save button shouldn't be used?



  •  Just tell that asshole to use the fucking DOM.  I know what he's doing, and it's stupid.



  • @rudraigh said:

    Original developers, a pack of rather swarthy fellows with strange names

     
     
    I do believe we've found your problem.

     



  • @Tessellated Cheese said:

    @rudraigh said:
    Original developers, a pack of rather swarthy fellows with strange names
    I do believe we've found your problem.

    Italians!!

    Wait, what?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Tessellated Cheese said:
    @rudraigh said:
    Original developers, a pack of rather swarthy fellows with strange names
    I do believe we've found your problem.

    Italians!!

     

    We got us some Hungarians.

    They're alright.



  • @rudraigh said:

    Original developers, a pack of rather swarthy fellows with strange names, developed application to be compatible with IE4 ... JUST IE4 ... happens to work up to IE6 ... lucky us ... breaks in IE7 or IE8.
     

    When did the original developers do this? If it was done in 1997, then it's definitely forgivable, since the browser-wars were still well underway and it was impossible to conform to any standards that might have existed back then.

    But ONLY this item. everythign else is TRWTF. The only time a developer might do "data entry" is for testing purposes in a testing environment.



  • No big deal. Just a few bugs that needs to be fixed.

    Oh, ha ha, the WTF is 6 and 7. Young person with attitude problem allowed to do deployment to test? Stop right there.



  • @RHuckster said:

    @rudraigh said:

    Original developers, a pack of rather swarthy fellows with strange names, developed application to be compatible with IE4 ... JUST IE4 ... happens to work up to IE6 ... lucky us ... breaks in IE7 or IE8.
     

    When did the original developers do this? If it was done in 1997, then it's definitely forgivable, since the browser-wars were still well underway and it was impossible to conform to any standards that might have existed back then.

    But ONLY this item. everythign else is TRWTF. The only time a developer might do "data entry" is for testing purposes in a testing environment.

    This app went live a little over 5 years ago. The original developers were contractors from tcs.



  • @Tessellated Cheese said:

    @rudraigh said:

    Original developers, a pack of rather swarthy fellows with strange names

     
     
    I do believe we've found your problem.

     

    The problem is racism, right?



  • @smxlong said:

    @Tessellated Cheese said:
    @rudraigh said:
    Original developers, a pack of rather swarthy fellows with strange names

    I do believe we've found your problem.

    The problem is racism, right?

    The swarthy guys were plotting against the whites?



  • The problem is exactly what I suspected: offshoring to Indian consulting companies, where there is constant churn of "freshers" that know little more than copying and pasting code found on Internet forums after cheating their way through school and the interview process via a myriad of Indian cheating websites, e.g.: [url=https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=tcs+placement]this[/url] or [url=http://entrance-exam.net/]this[/url].


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