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FuckJava
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Why does every kid developer have a dark theme fetish? I started programming on a Commodore 64. It was dark. It's the quality of the shit you write that defines you assholes, not the color theme of your editor.

Now that that's off my chest, some poos soul has dared to send his resume to me. One of his projects is a website that is being marked by my ENS as a phishing website. I am about to invite him for an interview, and am willing to bet his everything will be dark because he wants to impress me.

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  • 31
    Not all dark devs do it for their egos.

    Some of us are legitimately blind and bright ass colours hurt the eyes.
  • 8
    @C0D4
    They don't brag about it. I am one of those but I prefer to lower the brightness
  • 20
    I code in bright yellow background with red font.
  • 9
    @rutee07
    That's better. You're hired
  • 2
    I don't really care what theme I have, as long as I can code.
  • 2
    @FuckJava i do both, so when I do look st an all white screen it doesn't hurt as much.
  • 4
    Low brightness and dark mode here.
  • 6
    @rutee07 no wonder your stressed.

    @FuckJava I'm in the hurts my eyes club. Not only is my goto terminal setting black but my monitors are on the lowest setting possible and my office is completely blacked out aside from a lone florescent desk lamp stretch to the ceiling and shining upwards.

    The sight of me keying a seemingly random set of keystrokes (I also use vim for everything btw) while starring into the pitch black monitor will be even more puzzling still if your office happens to be well lit with white or yellow light like most traditional workplaces because I will be sitting there looking like I ripped off Bono while I do it 😎
  • 7
    I almost thought the story would go “he sent in a dark theme resume”.
  • 4
    @rutee07 I prefer light blue with red font... I love how the characters seem to dance on the screen...
  • 6
    @C0D4 "bright colors hurt eyes" - uses dark theme with oversaturated rainbow vomit colors on dark background (that's how most of dark themes are).
  • 1
    @irene

    Very true.

    Ever used Turbo Pascal 5.5? That was the best dark IDE!
  • 0
    Personally it makes it easier for me to read code as I go through it. I started with light themes and in past few years came to the dark side just because it's just easier to go through the code more quickly.
  • 4
    Bright does not hurt my eyes. Dark backgroung and dimmed-coloured syntax highlighting somehow works best for me. All these colours in a bright bgrnd are annoying me and sometimes unclear. In dark bgrnd it all looks more clear and I can immediately spot a pattern in the whole screen by just looking at it.

    Think colourful fireworks. They look colourful at daytime too, but at night they are more clear and it's much easier to notice all the colours [notice all the patterns with peripheral vision] at a glance rather than in a daytime.

    I don't brag. I just know it works for me better and annoys me less if I use syntax highlight in a darker bgrnd.
  • 2
    Anything bright hurts my eyes.
    So: dark theme, no whites, low brightness.
  • 1
    And then there's me with a black on white color preset...
  • 3
    @Root and live in a cave with vitamin D supplements.
  • 0
    @irene Would if I could.
  • 2
    Well.. if I'm being honest I had dark theme when I started cause it was cool but now after years and years of dark theme I have become acclimated to it and anything bright hurts my brain.
  • 3
    @irene a screen shot of theme, with brightness down to 50-75% it's not as harsh, taking a photo just turns out bright ass blue so that doesn't help 😂
  • 5
    @C0D4 unicorn vomit detected! 🚨
  • 1
    @irene it's not that colourful
  • 0
    @C0D4 it is.
  • 4
    @irene @C0D4 Are you two ex partners? You sound like a couple in their 60s
  • 0
  • 1
    @irene Just updated previous comment as to why
  • 1
    @irene @C0D4 Just like the scene where Roy and Moss are bickering
  • 3
    @irene no this is.
    And these kind of dark themes just piss me off 😂
  • 1
    @FuckJava sometimes... sometimes it feels like it.
  • 2
    @C0D4 both are equally horrible. Too much color.
  • 1
    You know black-on-white themes is the result of black ink being cheaper than black paper, right? And that books were transcribed in candlelight because long exposure to the sunlight beamed up from white paper was blinding the monks? Times changed. Stop living by your ancestors habits when the reason for them doesn't exist any more. You don't work on paper and you don't need to print every page of what you read. And dark themes *are* easier on the eyes. Just pick one you hate the least.
  • 0
  • 1
    Yellow&white on blue is the only color scheme that makes any sense.
  • 1
    @cprn science does not back up your claims. Give up.
  • 3
    @irene prefers Soviet gray
  • 0
    @Root is there such theme? 🤔
  • 2
    DOS stuff used blue backgrounds. AMOS / AMOS Pro on Amiga used blue with white text. C64 was blue with light blue text, but I always changed to light grey with black text.

    On Amiga I mainly had screens set to a light pink (‘Wine’ colour preset).

    These days I switch between a darker theme like Monokai or a dull red theme. I’ve tried light themes and blue themes. In the end, I just pick whatever theme doesn’t distract me with its presentation.

    Nobody watches me code. I don’t care what anyone thinks of how my screen looks. Maybe others see it as a trend. Maybe others are scared their friends or coworkers will judge them poorly for picking the “wrong” theme. WHen you grow up, you realise none of that matters.

    Further down this rabbit hole are devs who care deeply about their font, to the point where they will humble-brag to others about it on the internet.

    Seriously... just grow up and write code. Nobody with an opinion that matters actually gives a fuck.
  • 2
    @StefanH old stuff used bright symbols because monitors were CRT and just drawing a symbol was easier than drawing everything except a symbol to make it black (I suppose).
  • 1
    Because dark theme doesn't burn my eyes when staring at it for 8+ hours a day.
  • 3
    @rutee07 you're hired if you use Comic Sans MS as your IDE font.
  • 0
    I like dark grey with aqua
  • 0
    @kwilliams What kind of homo neanderthalensis would use a variable pitch font to write code?
  • 0
    @FuckJava see back in the day, someone would write a worm that after infection it would change the default font to Comic Sans or Times New Roman on IDEs and then move on.
  • 0
    @bkwilliams
    Back in the day I had written a worm that would prezz Ali+Backspace every 5 to 10 seconds if bc.exe was running
  • 0
    Dark themes are best but those with to much color hurt. Especially those shit ass material themes.

    To date , the best color combinations I have found are of JetBrains darcula
  • 2
    My themes are bright but my soul is dark
  • 2
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