28 Feb 2005 pcolijn   » (Journeyer)


So today, after about 2 weeks of downtime, the new Quest system at Waterloo came online. They even spammed us all to tell us, so I took a look.

It is, without question, the worst web software I have ever used, and possibly the worst supposedly "release-quality" software I've ever seen. To demonstrate the suck, I present you with a screenshot:

The transcript request queue

Why the block is there a freakin' queue for transcript requests? There never used to be. And, what's worse is that I have to manually sit there and click refresh. Any monkey with half a brain could write some JavaScript to refresh the page, say every 30 seconds. Or use <meta http-equiv=refresh> or something, and any RDBMS written in the last 30 years shouldn't need to queue requests for as long as thing does. Jeebus.

Worst. Software. Ever. I mean I thought Waterloo was pioneering new levels of suck with JobMine, but they've really outdone themselves this time.

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