Tuesday, January 8, 20087 Comments
Webadvisor was shut down on January fifth for maintenance to try and increase the number of users that could use the system at any given time. However, come Monday the system faltered again. The reasoning for the disruption of service is an error from a software upgrade.
With webadvisor basically down the average student has no recourse but to wait in line. Problems such as this are often difficult to foresee. Without the ability to simulate or create the type of traffic that happens during the change of semesters, there is no way to know exactly what the website is going to do.
Thecannon.ca was updated in September and also experienced glitches. As websites replace tangible systems, the intermittent break down during real-world testing is is the price to be paid for eventual efficiency.