“Error Handling – No News is Really Bad News” on Iasa Global Blog

Editorial Cartoon - Titanic

A recent post on The Daily WTF highlighted a system that “…throws the fewest errors of any of our code, so it should be very stable”. The punchline, of course, was that the system threw so few errors because it was catching and suppressing almost all the errors that were occurring. Once the “no news is good news” code was removed, the dysfunctional nature of the system was revealed.

See the full post on the Iasa Global Blog (a re-post, originally published here).

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