Hello everyone. I posted here last year when I was going through some very terrible times. I wound up getting divorced and landing a job in another state. I am a .net developer. At any rate, I started a few months ago and am on my first major project for them. Naturally, I want my code to shine and my work to be pristine.
However, when we deployed to test for our quality assurance folks to check out, there were countless numbers of configuration issues. Most related to a database difference between dev and test. Also, they handle session state differently on test (they use out of proc - SQL server to store session state). in dev, we used InProc. So, I had to mark some of my classes as serializable if they were stored in session.
Quality assurance was able to finally test the application. However, since this is an old school web forms application (with postbacks and the whole shebang), we wanted to modernize it and have it be more client side. All of my calls are async using XMLHttpRequests. I created public static methods decorated with the [WebMethod] attribute to expose them as web service methods (hacky until and if they decide to abstract that out to a WCF service)…
At any rate, not yesterday but the Friday before, my lead made a change to a stored procedure but only applied the change to a Visual Studio SQL project he and the DBAs are using. He alerted me that they might port his proc change over to test. So I made a note in my code to be aware of that possibility.
He was out all last week on vacation. So I was left to fend for myself not knowing a whole lot about things from a lead perspective.
Well, yesterday our testers got around to testing new features I put on the file share to be deployed to test (this has been on the file share since not yesterday but the Friday before). The code did not account for the possibility of his proc change because it wasn’t implemented in dev and he said it was a possibility that it might be ported over. He acted like it wasn’t a for sure thing.
So yesterday they got around to testing my application, and low and behold, it didn’t load. Our testers just reported it as a bug (as they should) but with little to no further information. Earlier in the week I uncovered a bug in which duplicate records may be returned in a certain circumstance. So I assumed (without knowing exactly what went wrong - exceptions and what have you), that it was related to that. So I deployed that code change.
In the meantime, my vp asked me what tweak I made and I explained that I thought it was pertaining to duplicate records. He simply replied that this project is going to give me (not him) nightmares.
I then recalled that there was a distinct possibility they updated that proc, but I can’t see procs on the test database. so I have to ask someone else to check them out for me, if they made that change my lead put in. If that was the case, then the problem would be solved. I sent a couple of emails out but didn’t get a reply.
Because of all the configuration issues from the start, and yesterday’s bug (which I think is essentially a config issue - they didn’t let me know that they ported his stuff over so I didn’t know to update my code to account for that), I feel like I am not making the best first impression.
So, with this long-winded story, I have a question for you guys and gals. How do I best handle this situation? I am expecting to hear back from someone Monday pertaining to whether or not they made an update to that proc, in which case I can just deploy my changes again since I went ahead and updated dev to reflect what I am pretty sure happened.
I already suffer from major depressive disorder, and I have an incessant need to impress and make others happy. When things keep blowing up because of things that may be out of my control, I feel like it is unjust and unfair that the blame seems to fall on me.