Garbage In Garbage Out

Can we get an edit here?

GIGO is an old saying. It’s different than a bug because it can easily be prevented. GIGO goes along with the saying, β€œ If testing is to remove bugs, programming must be to install them.”

We were testing changes made to the payroll system and the version we were testing allowed entry of a salary that exceeded the field limit. The program crashed. The programmer thought that was a good way to handle the exception instead of adding an edit.

An edit was added and the users lived happily ever after.

By DuaneGallaher

Musician, bicycle mechanic, eBike enthusiast, former mainframe developer becoming web developer, all around curious person with passion for solving problems.

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