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GeneralYeah, it's got an API. Pin
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We have a process at work that interfaces with some third-party software through that software's "API" (and I am using that term loosely). The nature of the interaction is we send LOTS of data to the software and it does some transformations, sorting and accuracy checking, then returns the final list. Sometimes this software encounters some errors. Ok, you would think the API would return an error back to the calling program. Nope! Instead it pops up a Windows Error Message dialog box. This process is completely automated, running as its own user on the server. Nobody is ever alerted that there's a problem. We had to code in a timer in the calling app and if we don't get the output back within 30 minutes we abort the process. Yesterday this scenario occurred, so today I'm sitting here running this 6-hour long process manually under my user account babysitting it looking for the error popup so I can click "ok". There's no reason for the popup, if the software encounters an error in the data, it removes that data entry from the set. Why does it need to popup a box telling the user it found an error?
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GeneralIs Android OS design insane, or is just my cheap device (or is just me)? Pin
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