Sep 10 2009

World’s Most Famous Developer Excuse

I have to say that the World’s most commonly used excuse is “it works on my machine“. Amongst programmers this excuse must rank up there with other famous excuses like “It’s not you, it’s me” and “sorry, I guess I didn’t get reception.” When ever I hear a developer explain away broken builds, compilation errors, or bugs with “it works on my machine” I usually answer with one of the following replies, depending on my mood.

  • Oh, are going to ship your machine to the client.
  • Do you want all of us to work on your machine.
  • Yeah, so fix it on my machine!
You Break It, You Buy It

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