Re: "Everyone loves a bit of REGEX torture"
I don't think your regex parses.
210 posts • joined 1 Jun 2012
Indeed, a controlled, phased migration of customers should have been the strategy here with copious amounts of usage and stress testing and a bullet-proof rollback strategy just in case. I would have thought it would be fairly straightforward to identify the senior director who gave the green light...
On the contrary, customers should get very agitated. This is a core banking platform migration, so there should have been extensive contingency planning, testing and a fallback system in place.
"to help identify and resolve performance issues in the platform"
A good rule of thumb is to do this BEFORE going live.
"Now you have it, we'll now lock you in because that would be cheaper than you buying all new stuff"
To a certain extent, yes. But, as there is a hardware component almost always involved somewhere, when said component needs to be replaced, then it's goodbye and goodnight (probably for ever).
One way would be application functionality, i.e., your application has some whizzy things that your competitors do not, but you're always taking the risk that the customer will migrate anyway because of the cost, or security concerns, or the support experience, or any number of other factors.
It's clear that the lifespan for enterprise cloud applications will get shorter. Customers may take their data and move to a rival in a matter of weeks. In their stampede to get customers to move to the cloud, I don't think the vendors have fully understood this interesting side effect.
I once worked in a development team where the management decided everybody had to be in the office to improve team communication, cooperation and, ultimately, the quality of the deliverables. People started quitting fairly soon afterwards.
"What a long, strange journey it has been getting to the point where Windows was decoupled from the Intel instruction set – and we're not even there yet."
Usually at various points in this journey, Microsoft will lose interest and veer off on a different (probably incompatible) direction.
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