With the new firefox 13, on start-up it does not reload all of the tabs at once.
Theoretically this means firefox loads faster. Since it only needs to load one website when you restore, not all of them.
This is a great example of a UX/UI app experience that seems good for users, but is in fact bad. This comes up quite often when optimizing applications, and I have even done this style of optimization in the past. So I'm using this as a case study in why doing this is not good from a UX perspective.
I have 8 tabs, and I'm using most of them.
Old firefox behaviour.Firefox loads, I go away whilst it loads itself, then loads all 8 tabs. I wait. It takes a while to load - but some stuff can be loaded at the same time, in parallel. If they are fast pages it is pretty much instant, and I can get to work.If they are slow pages, then I have to wait once until they are all loaded. I can go off and do something else until the loads are done. Or perha…
About a year ago I had to implement a system where the table name could be configured for an application. Why would you want to do that? Lots of reasons really, like if you have a table generator via a web interface. In this case, the system integrates with other systems, and users need a way to specify where the data would go in an existing database. So I merrily went ahead to try and put the table name in a prepared statement... but ERROR! Unfortunately the sqlite database does not do table names or column names via prepared statements (like postgresql does for example). The documented solution by sqlite is to escape them correctly with the provided functions. Unfortunately python does not expose these SQL escaping functions - since most people should be using prepared statements.
Here are some WONTFIX, closed, invalid bugs also mentioning table names, and column names not being a problem. One of them is six years old.
Add this into your functional tests and smoke it.
import sys, random
def chaos_trace(frame, event, arg):
if event == 'line' and random.random() < 0.000001:
You will get some lovely random failures injected into your code. A great way to find bugs, and make sure your reasoning is sound in the face of CHAOS!