Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Why handling a possible ISP/server time-out is critical?
Imagine that a possible client is downloading the application for the first time. During start up the application checks the internet to updates, news, resource files, etc. If the server fails to respond the application will hang. After 20 seconds (or way less) the customer will hit the Control+Alt+Del buttons, kill the application, uninstall it and download a similar one. Client lost. Bingo!