Mar 22 2010

Occam’s Razor

Category: Software DevelopmentTeknovis @ 7:05 pm

I spent hours today trying to determine why a system was not logging certain critical application events! It was very frustrating!

Ultimately, it transpired that the system was logging the events, and that I was looking in the wrong log! This mistake was not really my fault, so at least I did not feel like an idiot :)

A colleague noted that this was a typical example of Occam’s Razor. At least I learned something from this experience!