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by Jane Bailey in CodeSOD on 2015-04-27

Dorian Gray

It had been a long meeting, and Bert was exhausted. Now, normally when a story on TDWTF starts that way, we go on to tell you about a hapless developer trapped in management hell, but this time, we're flipping the script on you: Bert was the Business Analyst on a project to enhance some self-check software for a number of supermarket chains. Ernie, the Software Engineer, was one of those braindead devs who needs everything spelled out before he'll write so much as a line of code, and Bert was much more comfortable with the looser specs in Agile projects.

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The Answer to this Question is WTF?!

by Mark Bowytz in Error'd on 2015-04-24

"For a site that is used to view pay stubs, you'd think that they'd come up with better security questions," Carter K. wrote.

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Open And Shut

by Ellis Morning in CodeSOD on 2015-04-23

Our anonymous friend writes: I was tasked with figuring out why invalid XML was being output by a homegrown XML parser.  As I looked into the code, I found the way this code handles writing out XML files…

Yes, it really does open and close the file handle for every xwrite call.  This means that it opens and closes it 3 times PER TAG when writing out the XML.

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Once You Eliminate the Impossible…

by Dan J. in CodeSOD on 2015-04-21

…Whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be XML.

William Hogarth - Absurd perspectives.png

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Nothing Refreshes like Lorem Ipsum

by Mark Bowytz in Error'd on 2015-04-17

"How new is this beer? They didn't even finish the packaging!" wrote Jérôme.

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