Re: Word to the wise

Subject: Re: Word to the wise
From: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:05:51 -0500

The problem was, they'd already validated my topics and all worked fine.
There was no reason to test them again...except to catch this problem.

Hindsight is a wonderful...I'll take the hit on this was a stupid
mistake and I could have downloaded a validator.

On 2/26/08, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Easy solution: Forward John's e-mail to said penny-pincher with a note
> that says "Is a $n purchase for a tool that will validate my syntax
> worth potentially shipping a defective product"?
> And John, where was QA? Don't you have people do final release
> candidate testing to find glaring problems like these before the
> product leaves the company?
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:48 AM, <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> said, " What did I learn? Don't cut
> corners and use the right tools."
> >
> > Tell that to the penny-pinching, budget-tweaking, resource-hording
> management!

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Word to the wise: From: John Posada
Re: Word to the wise: From: arroxaneullman
Re: Word to the wise: From: Bill Swallow

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