[dba-Tech] It's Not A Bug, It's....

Tina Norris Fields tinanfields at torchlake.com
Tue Nov 5 09:33:41 CST 2013

Oh boy!  Arthur, that is so familiar to me.  After working for five 
weeks to generate a specific report requested by my client, my client 
announces that there is a second page needed for the report that nobody 
ever told me about!

Tina Norris Fields

On 11/5/2013 8:11 AM, Arthur Fuller wrote:
> Shamil et. al.,
> This reminds me of  a horrendous episode that happened years and years ago
> to me. I think it was the last time I ever flat-rated a contract. It was an
> insurance company. Everything worked as it was supposed to, except for one
> report. About 90% or maybe even more of the report was accurate. It was
> basically a list of pension funds, some of which were retired and some
> newly created, and the rest in between. The report did interest
> calculations, and I took pains to ensure that 365.26 days per year were
> used. For no apparent reason, some of the rows were wrong. I wrestled with
> that code for something like a month, and I could not explain the errors.
> Then one day in a meeting with the stakeholders, a guy mentioned that the
> company did their interest calculations based on a 360-day year. They
> simply ignored the Christmas period from the 25th of December to the 29th.
> Nobody had seen fit to mention this to me! Once this was mentioned, it took
> a few minutes to adjust the calculation and everybody was happy --- most of
> all me, because I had spent an unpaid month working on this problem. In
> retrospect, it's kind of funny, but at the time it was not at all funny.
> Arthur
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 4:43 AM, Salakhetdinov Shamil <mcp2004 at mail.ru>wrote:
>> " Stand your ground if someone tells you that you have coded a defect when
>> there is no documentation for the requirement."
>> http://java.dzone.com/articles/its-not-bug-its
>> Be strong! :)
>> --
>> Салахетдинов Шамиль
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