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When you think about it it's almost a logical certainty that he'd take the fall. Any company collectively able to understand that the actual failure was inadequate safeguards would have been able to see it coming and presumably would have prevented it from happening. If you're so inexperienced that you expect no one will ever make a mistake you'll obviously assume that the only problem was that someone made one.

It's somewhat fascinating to hear that a company that damaged managed to build a product that actually had users. And I thought my impression of the social gaming segment couldn't go any lower.

Indeed. The news here is not that a junior developer made an error with SQL db (everyone makes them, eventually), nor that the company did not have proper safeguards against problems (this happens far too often). The news is that despite such basic management incompetence, the company had been able to get a large number of paying customers.

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