By Carsten | April 28, 2009
Another day, another application that insists on having to count every single object in the db/filesystem/whatever, just to show me a progress bar as it copies/updates/deletes something.
I. Don’t. Care.
Really. I just want you to get started on your task and get the job done.
If you insist on showing a progress bar, fine. But then get the counts you need in parallel with the operation you’ve been asked to perform. Perhaps you’ll find that the job you’ve been asked to do is completed before you finish counting.
User-friendliness my ****.
Getting the job done is user friendly. Wasting my time isn’t.