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I have been asked by my boss to evaluate one of my predecessors
applications. The application is more than 3 Gig on disk, 250+ tables in MS
SQL. I have yet to run into a page that names the fields in a select
statement all Select * and multiple recordset objects per page. Of course
with that much code I haven't seen all pages yet. No variable declaration,
no comments one page I found had "ScriptTimeout= 30000." FRAMES, FRAMES,
FRAMES one page has 14 NO SH**.

I am expected to give a timeline stating how long it will take me and one
other developer to turn this into a viable application. The only answer I
can come up with is A REAL LONG TIME!

Mike
Jul 19 '05 #1
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I feel your pain Mike... It's hard for people on the other side to
understand what that means, assuming your boss is not a programmer.

Ray at home

"Mike D" <Mi***@nospam.c om> wrote in message
news:O6******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...
I have been asked by my boss to evaluate one of my predecessors
applications. The application is more than 3 Gig on disk, 250+ tables in MS SQL. I have yet to run into a page that names the fields in a select
statement all Select * and multiple recordset objects per page. Of course
with that much code I haven't seen all pages yet. No variable declaration, no comments one page I found had "ScriptTimeout= 30000." FRAMES, FRAMES,
FRAMES one page has 14 NO SH**.

I am expected to give a timeline stating how long it will take me and one
other developer to turn this into a viable application. The only answer I
can come up with is A REAL LONG TIME!

Mike

Jul 19 '05 #2
Dear Boss,
Here's my evaluation of my predecessors application: it blows.
To turn this into a viable application I will have to discard everything
that's there and start anew. Unfortunately, since you've already been using
it, I will not only have to start from scratch, but will have to figure out
how to get the data you've already put in, into the new application.

This project I suspect will take X months. I believe the process could be
sped up by purchasing me a Ferrari and a beachside bungalow in (insert
country here.) With these items I should be able to work without
distractions and have a quality product for you.

Thanks
Mike

"Mike D" <Mi***@nospam.c om> wrote in message
news:O6******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...
I have been asked by my boss to evaluate one of my predecessors
applications. The application is more than 3 Gig on disk, 250+ tables in MS SQL. I have yet to run into a page that names the fields in a select
statement all Select * and multiple recordset objects per page. Of course
with that much code I haven't seen all pages yet. No variable declaration, no comments one page I found had "ScriptTimeout= 30000." FRAMES, FRAMES,
FRAMES one page has 14 NO SH**.

I am expected to give a timeline stating how long it will take me and one
other developer to turn this into a viable application. The only answer I
can come up with is A REAL LONG TIME!

Mike

Jul 19 '05 #3
"TomB" <sh*****@hotmai l.com> wrote in message
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This project I suspect will take X months. I believe the process could be sped up by purchasing me a Ferrari and a beachside bungalow in (insert
country here.) With these items I should be able to work without
distractions and have a quality product for you.


Now I know who is responsible for moving all our IT jobs overseas! ;-)
Jul 19 '05 #4
Ya', freakin' Ferrari drivin' beachside bungalow livin' developers.

"Chris Hohmann" <no****@thankyo u.com> wrote in message
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"TomB" <sh*****@hotmai l.com> wrote in message
news:O3******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP10.phx.gbl...
This project I suspect will take X months. I believe the process

could be
sped up by purchasing me a Ferrari and a beachside bungalow in (insert
country here.) With these items I should be able to work without
distractions and have a quality product for you.


Now I know who is responsible for moving all our IT jobs overseas! ;-)

Jul 19 '05 #5
"Mike D" wrote:
I am expected to give a timeline stating how long it will take me and one
other developer to turn this into a viable application. The only answer I
can come up with is A REAL LONG TIME!


Using 'before Hell freezes over' might give you ample time to complete it.

--
Roland

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