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28 October 2015 @ 07:15 am
Technical discussion - setting up HTTP POST interface  
We are trying to find out why Priya can not extract file from our HTTP POST request.

We sent single HTTP POST request with single base64-encoded file.
Priya emailed us back two incorrectly decoded files. Different size for both files.

Why did you send us 2 files?
Did Andrey send you two requests?

Hi Dennis, your questions sounds complaining, not questions actually
Why did you send us 2 files? - there were several tests, I sent you
last two, there are done on same data you posted to requestbin, only
the job id and key changed to be used on dev.

Did Andrey send you two requests? see above

3) You are saying that data changed between requests.
Do you mean that while you were playing with our single requestbin request you created different sets of data?
Could it mean that you actually did not accurately copy resumeData value from requestbin?

4) The code that you posted below - did you use exactly that code or you create that code only after you emailed two file attachments to us?

3. Only when I see the format was not readable, I attempted by
changing the base64, you can ignore these test files, generate a new
requestbin with proper filename, I will adjust the code without trim
and test again when you confirm

It is hard to understand what Priya means under "same".

Andrey interpreted Priya's "same" as:
"I emailed you the same code that I used to extract file from your HTTP POST request".

Unfortunately, that interpretation contradicts (3).
It also does not match with "either or" question that I asked in (4).
It also does not explain why Priya was getting wrong results.

The actual interpretation of "same" is:
"My answer to 4. is the same as my answer to 3. (that means I sent for your review the code that I did NOT actually use)."

Clean and soberanspa on October 28th, 2015 11:43 am (UTC)
"Hi Dennis, your questions sounds complaining, not questions actually.." =)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on October 28th, 2015 11:57 am (UTC)
I wonder how they manage to program there in India with such "no complaining questions" attitude.
Clean and soberanspa on October 28th, 2015 03:59 pm (UTC)
It almost looked as you were not good enough to be their customer (an unwashed peasant, that degraded himself to whining, instead of asking politely by all customs.) =)
ex_juan_gan on October 28th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
I think she means the latter - "same answer".

I also observe the same pattern - an employee does not take the responsibility to choose which is right and which is wrong, providing a plurality of answers for the boss to choose which one he likes best. Unusual for a European mind, normal for an Indian mind.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on October 29th, 2015 01:02 pm (UTC)
Priya is a he.
Good point about providing "plurality" (AKA uncertainty) for the boss/customer.
ex_juan_gan on October 29th, 2015 07:06 pm (UTC)
Фигасе. Первый раз вижу.