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fuzzix | posted 10-22-2004 | Number of Votes: 59  |  Current Rating: 3.92   

Writing a backend (horrific mainframe stuff) to a web form. The fact that it submits XML to us which is converted to a flat file and transferred onto a hideous DBMS via a suite of COBOL batch apps isn't even nearly the worst part.

Business side: "We don't need any validation."

They went on to explain, with around 25 pages of lists, the validation required.

Me: "Er, I thought you didn't require any validation!"
Business side: "We don't! Now, if the procedure code is '7600' you need to make sure that..."

My last day here is next Friday.

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