LinkedIn’s Most Embarrassing Super-Bug
February 3, 2015
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In an astonishing feat of wilful negligence LinkedIn has chosen not to address a super-embarrassing issue on its website. The phantom unread message! For over a year LinkedIn has been aware of this issue but not fixed it.
The problem? Your home page indicates you have an unread message. But when you go to list all your unread messages you see you have none!
LinkedIn Lying About Unread Messages
How difficult is it for a web developer to tell the difference between one unread message and no unread messages!? Apparently, at LinkedIn, very hard indeed!
Which makes you wonder – what other incredible bugs are lurking underneath the surface at this company if the ones that are visible for all and sundry to see are completely ignored?
Can one really bring themselves to offer their credit card details to a company so wilfully negligent when it comes to code quality – when the simplest of issues present the biggest challenge to the firm? I would, as a software developer, be thinking twice!