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Muse Ran
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Programmers to Testers when their programs don't work:

"It works on my machine"

"Somebody must have changed my code."

"I can't test everything!"

"I haven't touched that module in weeks!"


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Ankit Garg

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I've used the 1st and 4th one many times

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"Why would anyone ever do THAT?"

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It's like you've read my IM's today.
Mark Spritzler

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Must be Pebkac or an ID Ten T error.

You don't have the latest code.

I am still working on it. How did that code get checked in?

You weren't supposed to be in that area of the program.

That's not my code.


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Joe Ess

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Muse Ran wrote:
"It works on my machine"

I do mostly web apps, so it's "It works in Firefox" when a problem crops up in IE.

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Balu Sadhasivam
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did that work in previous build ? didn't you test then ?
Ankit Garg

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A few that I used

"Someone else must have changed my code"

"The code must have got reverted in the CVS"

"It was working when I tested it"

Joe Ess wrote:I do mostly web apps, so it's "It works in Firefox" when a problem crops up in IE.

I was once stuck in an even worst situation. The page was working in my Firefox and not the client's Firefox. I couldn't find what the cause was and I had to replace AJAX with a normal page post back...
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