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dmonkey15823yVery inspiring, man. Congratulations 👍
@Jop- I had 16 tills(Checkouts). We gave pensioners 5% discount any day of the week but it required a manager's over ride on the pos. I spent A LOT of my day giving these discounts it was a pain the ass
NoLicense63yWell that escalated quickly...
@sslPoodle @NoLicense Not really - if you can code a calculator you can code most most things. It covers the fundamentals of a program (input, memory, output). Also a points/discount system is really piss (points++) - the only hurdle was figuring out wtf a sdk was and how I could import the sdk for the barcode scanner.
The real brain fuck was when it became a real thing and had to consume web services and that SOAP is not soap but fortunately there were seasoned veterans willing to help.
We tend to put so much emphasis on "best practice" and the "right way" to do things it often prevents us from getting started or even achieving proof of concept. I wrote the initial "system" in 3 days (I spent a week on the calculator) and yes the code was fucking scary but it was effective in the terms of it did what it needed and nothing more, I'm not sure I would be able to pull off the same feat now simply because my personal pride and doubt about my implementation would slow it down.
All I knew when I wrote it was that it worked and that was enough for me. I didn't have the tenacity to judge my approach.
They were simple times.
SSDD50313yDid you make bank $$$