Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Code Whisperer
Major breakthrough: I finally have a working test environment.
Yep, it only took an entire month of security requests, and then another month of diddling around with what everyone kept telling me was a code problem.
Interrupty Guy insisted I was using the wrong code version, and someone else told me to get the code from another place, because the original code base was screwed up.
Well, THAT really gives me the warm and fuzzies.
When none of these suggestions worked, I started my own investigation and I traced it back to bad data.
So I sent an email to the team, detailing what I found, and asked who can help me get the data fixed.
Sent same email to Interrupty Guy. He thought I was crazy, and asked me if I received the most recent version of the code. Again.
After subduing The Fist Of Death, I told him the problem is data and explained why.
"But that's impossible." stated Interrupty Guy.
"I'll show you." I said. "Just let me log in to the app and..."
"It won't make a difference, you need to..." interrupted Interrupty.
"Ccchht!" I blurted, invoking my best Cesar Millan.
"Ccchht! Just... Let... Me... Finish!"
So I showed him.
Guess what? It was bad data.