Category: Stupid Developer Tricks
This page lists all posts in the category, in reverse chronological order.
What Happened to Commas in NumbersPosted December 11, 2018 in Stupid Developer Tricks
That's pretty much it, what ever happened to them? Nobody seems to use them anymore in software products. I've noticed this at work where people make dashboards showing big numbers, but don't show thousands separators when displaying them on a page or in a screen.
NC Lottery AppPosted December 11, 2018 in Stupid Developer Tricks
Highlighting some of the many flaws in the North Carolina Lottery mobile app.
Another Ridiculous Input FormPosted April 3, 2017 in Stupid Developer Tricks
Describes a stupid input form I encountered.
Ridiculous IBM Password FormPosted March 25, 2017 in Stupid Developer Tricks
I needed to make some changes to my IBM newsletter subscription recently, so I clicked the ubiquitous Update Your Subscription link on the bottom of one of the newsletters. It had been a while since I logged in, so I had to go through the password reset process to get in. No worries, IBM had that covered, right? Yep, they sure did.
Withings – Useless Input formPosted August 22, 2016 in Stupid Developer Tricks
I use the Withings (https://www.withings.com/us/en/) app to track my blood pressure and weight. I dropped a bunch of weight a few years ago and it helps me stay on track when I track it. My blood pressure has been wonky, so tracking that is a good thing as well. I'd like to get one of those scales and a Sphygmomanometer that automatically updates the app, but for now I'm doing it manually.
Doing Account Creation RightPosted July 28, 2016 in Stupid Developer Tricks
As I strive to pick up new technologies and start new projects, I'm regularly finding myself registering for new services, accounts or access to specific websites or forums. As part of this process, I've noticed two things:
Poorly Designed NotificationPosted May 2, 2016 in Stupid Developer Tricks
I really enjoy analyzing apps, notification emails and other technological implementations looking for ways that developers have failed their audience. I like this not because I like to pick on others, but because it helps me learn what not to do in my own app implementations.
Stupid Web FormsPosted April 27, 2015 in Stupid Developer Tricks
I'm constantly reminded of how web application designers don't pay attention to the impact their decisions have on their application users. I've written here before about this, but I think it's time to bring it up again.
Poorly Designed Web SitesPosted September 16, 2014 in Stupid Developer Tricks
As look at the world around me, I'm surprised that in the world of the connected, mobile user, that companies are still not thinking of mobile-first users. There are millions or billions of mobile devices sold every year, but companies with public facing web sites still don't seem to notice, and I'm really surprised by that.