Programmers aren’t meant to be firefighters.
You’ve worked your tail off, waded through technical manuals and a few engaging Head First books, and you’ve reached the pinnacle of your profession: master programmer. But you’re still getting panicked phone calls in the middle of the night from work because your program crashes, or doesn’t behave like it’s supposed to. Nothing pulls you out of the programming groove like having to fix a strange bug...but with exception handling, you can write code to deal with problems that come up. Better yet, you can even react to those problems, and keep things running.
Brian recently got reassigned to the international division. Now he flies all over the world. But he still needs to keep track of his excuses, so he installed the program you built on his laptop and takes it with him everywhere.
Brian clicks the “Random Excuse” button, and gets a pretty nasty looking error. Something about not finding his excuses. What gives?