Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reinventing the wheel

Below are some funny scenarios, I came across in my developer life. These type of incidents mainly happen when the managers see their developers learning new things which are not part of the project or an entirely new technology. Sometime this happen when there is nothing to deliver to the clients for billing.

Manager : You know something, our build guys are really struggling to change the configuration (web.config) when they create installers for different environments. You need to seriously think about a tool which can accept input word or pattern through its UI and replaces with another word in single or multiple files.
Developer (After thinking a little) : I know one tool which works great for single file in case of replace.Run the tool and just press Ctrl+H.

Manager : Oh really.We mainly need to replace text in our web.config..What is that tool? Is it free?
Developer : People often call it as Notepad!!!

Manager : If any error happens in application we are logging it.In case of machine failures system is too writing the logs. But end users have no option to view the logs. We need to write a tool to show the system event log and log files of SQL server.
Developer : I think if the user is too brilliant to understand the error logs generated by system and sql server he knows how to get the logs.Excuse me, I mean how to open the eventvwr.msc to view the system event log and notepad to view the sql log files located at
[InstallDrive]:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log

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