Saturday, January 31, 2009

Google's Epic Fail

I was a bit busy sipping a beer and chatting about Google, okidoki? :-) so I missed this epic fail, but now I'm staying still and wonder: how can you claim you have the brightest working for you, when your core business can fail for the stupidest of them all: input validation. top 25 programming errors (ever) describes the top spot quite well:
It's the number one killer of healthy software, so you're just asking for trouble if you don't ensure that your input conforms with expectations.

So funny how the small autodestroy button of a big ship can be placed in the hands of an external party, so much for the bots. I guess Google's interviewing (step-by-step) process should now start with: 0. if bot, skip

Update: after all, it seems Google fubar-it alone, blamed others then retracted. Interesting, even more.