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    As it has been with any comment on the blog, it seems moderation takes forever if at all. Here is my latest comment on this blog:

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    Test part (with code formatting):

    This is odd, do people really code like this? I mean adding your own methods using Ext.define is common but why override the framework? Why not just name your controller methods something else?

    Also, instead of having methods on the class (and configs which is a bad way to code IMO), why not show thought leadership and teach people to use ViewControllers? It seems like you are trying to find a way to do things differently and should just go with how the framework does things. I don’t see what benefit this is bringing?

    Little nitpick, that for loop in your override should just be a while loop. It’d be more legible to more people and in many circumstances, while loops can be more performant than for loops. So you’d have this (I’m sure WP comments are gonna kill code formatting):

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    scope = me.up();
    
    while (scope) {
      if (scope[fn]) {
        break;
      }
    
      scope = scope.up();
    }
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    Well, my post about Extjs being full of bugs has been removed and I received the following email detailing the reason:

    "Reason: negative feedback, trolling
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    The forum is meant to be a place to provide constructive feedback. You’ve posted bugs, bugs, bugs, before and that is not helpful to identify which bugs are impacting you or a path to a resolution. Please keep your forum usage to constructive feedback or we will need to take action against your account.
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    This infraction is worth 4 point(s) and may result in restricted access until it expires. Serious infractions will never expire.

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    "negative feedback"?

    Seriously. Do I need to create my own www.extjs.is.full.of.bugs.com forum to avoid censorship. Wouldn't it be better for the company to fix their product rather than remove accurate and justifiable observations about the quality of their product?

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    Yea, I got an infraction for calling that one user a bot. I have had hopes that they would realize how they are treating the community but from what you just said doesn't seem they do.

    The last SenchaCon (in Las Vegas), I got to invite forum users to a special dinner where the CEO, VP of Engineering, Directory of Engineering, and myself would attend. I didn't just pick people who were nice to us, I gave some users that have been critical of us a chance to sit at the dinner table with the exact people that should hear feedback from those that are passionate about the products. That's how you treat those being critical of you, not push them away.
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    You're not a customer. You're a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougbieber View Post
    You're not a customer. You're a virus.
    That's how it feels!

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    This is going to sound like a troll... honest question. Is this how all Idera companies are ran? Do they just collect fees and do nothing until the company dies?

    It seems like they have very few employees. I have looked up a few employees that I have gotten responses from and it seems like they work elsewhere and are responding to tickets in their spare time as a second job.

    There is only one software guy (that I have noticed) from Sencha that is answering questions and it does not seem he is one of the developers.

    They can't seem to get a release out. Version 7 has very few new features and it has been in early release for a while.

    I have reported a few bugs and they are all old existing bugs from years ago. Nothing complicated but still no progress. My guess is that there is no one working on any of the bugs.

    They claim they have all these corporate accounts with Fortune 100 companies. I can't image a company that has a big investment in software and training would be sitting around doing nothing while these guys collect licensing fees and do nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcg1103 View Post
    Is this how all Idera companies are ran? Do they just collect fees and do nothing until the company dies?
    Looks like that according to one of many negative reviews by IDERA employees (glassdoor review):

    They are a buy and gut shop... they buy up software companies... eliminate 80% of work force and expenses... off-shore all R&D work on a fixed cost model and ride out the revenue stream as long as they can... eventually the off-shore fixed cost model will drastically affect the quality of the product they are working on... but exec team isn't interested in preserving quality... its strictly a numbers game... cut expenses as low as possible as fast as possible... and ride out the high margins for as long as they can until they can eventually just end-of-life the product... Great for investment purposes... sucks if you are a developer that takes pride in the products you build
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    they bought the company i used to work for. All they talked about was how transparent they are. Then people started being shown the door and no announcements were made. All information was 2nd and 3rd hand. Everyone started fearing for their jobs, and no one at Idera would let them know anything. By far the least transparent company I've worked for. Never interviewed current employees. in the last 5 months, about 450 years of institutional knowledge was fired or left and Idera couldn't have cared less. They come under the guise of wanting to supercharge the company, and once acquired they gut it to pieces. They have a playbook. The above is their playbook. if you question the playbook, you're fired.

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    Well there you go.

    This is exactly what has happened here.

    It appears Embarcadero has done a decent job with Dephi. Embarcadero was purchased by Idera in 2015 and they have had several releases since.

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    I think some products are bought to gut, others are enhanced to increase revenue stream. That's every business , from Microsoft to Apple.

    The fact the 'forum' link has disappeared from the new web page design is an indicator that the community is about to 'disappear'.

    If you have the ability, I'd cache as much of this forum as you can before it's turned off.
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    Hilarious - I've just received the notification that 7.0 has landed... In the email it includes:


    • Quality improvements throughout the Modern and Classic toolkits addressing over 70 customer reported issues.


    Just 70 bugs fixed!

    Just me, on my own, I've raised about 15 (none of which have been fixed to date)... and they proudly announced that they've fixed a mere SEVENTY... and probably the lowest hanging fruit at that. Grrrrrr

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