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Trasparency Advantage

This is an example of some open source software that I had difficulty using and how to improve it.  A common principle is that of transparency: when something goes wrong, don’t hide it.  Don’t cover it up.  Don’t attempt to continue as if nothing happened.  Report it properly and immediately.  A simple explanation of the situation will help a lot. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 21, 2012 in Coding, Poor Error Msg

 

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Poor Error Msg – Missing Context

I collect examples of poor error messages, and discuss why they are bad.  Today’s example comes from Chrome, Google’s browser.  I have been using it a lot recently.  But rather suddenly, it starts popping up an error window when I start it up.   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Coding, Poor Error Msg

 

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