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LombArd
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Great, hired as a python developer, only doing JavaScript

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  • 1
    both are good.
  • 5
    @AngryDev9981 perhaps. Personally I don't like JavaScript that much. Used it loads, just never a fan. I expect to have to do JavaScript, and that's fine. However, as a python developer I expect at least some lines of python, but the project I'm working on contains none at all
  • 2
    @LombArd that sucks, dude
  • 2
    This happens a lot, I think. About two years ago, in my previous job, I was hired as a Go developer but ended up doing PHP Spaghetti-plus-Zend-fucking-1 work.

    Just have to muscle through it, I guess.

    I eventually started building Go apps 6 months in when management finally decided it was time to port our products to some nicer stacks.
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  • 1
    print("var abc = 123;", file=output)
  • 4
    That sucks, I personally would take python over js any day
  • 2
    It doesn't matter if they're good or not. What matters is that he was hired as Python Dev (in theory he should only use Python). I'd two friends that were hired as Python Devs to do only JS, they eventually quit the company. That's bad for code quality, that's bad for your career, that's bad for the client.
  • 0
    Can you at least use TypeScript?
  • 0
    Write a Python -> Javascript compiler? There probably already is one.
  • 0
    Aren't they basically the same anyhow?
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  • 3
    ah, the dream.

    by which of course I mean the nightmare.
  • 0
    I feel your pain. I was hired as a java developer and now I mostly to node and server less azure functions in typescript.
    Such is life...
  • 0
    Just started a job a few weeks ago with a back-end Java Developer
    who was hired as a software engineer. Never did ANY frontend (worked on an IVR app) They told him he would be doing React, today I helped him debug a simple CSS issue but it frustrated the hell out of him for hours. I on the other hand am struggling big time trying to figure out promises and api calls.
  • 0
    Hired as a php dev, now a java dev 🤷‍♂️
  • 0
    Did you ask them what they are playing at? Cannot understand how stupid some people can be (them).
  • 1
    @katbreitin Promises, in basic terms, tell a process that they are gathering information, and when they are done, they return the info they gathered. A simple example is:

    async function sleep(ms) {
    return new Promise(setTimeout(ms, ()=>{}))
    }

    console.log("0 seconds passed")
    await sleep(3000)
    console.log("3 seconds passed")
  • 0
    Let me guess, one of the requirement in the jobdescription was being Agile?
  • 0
    Hahaha
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