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I'm tired of working for small companies.
I'm always either the sole developer, or the only dev for a specific stack, and therefore don't have anyone to ask for help. If I can't figure something out, it just doesn't get done.
It also means I don't have anyone to bounce ideas off, do code reviews with, or even friggin' have someone who understands what I do.
It would be nice to have someone I could actually ask for help! As it stands, I tear my hair out in frustration until I'm desperate enough to beg for help on discord or SO. whereupon, of course, I get ignored, as per usu. asdjfklasdjf
It really sucks.
It also means that I'm often surrounded entirely by sales people and managers... you know, those super-talkative people? who basically get paid just to talk? and are absolutely computer illiterate? Yeah. Think someone who says "I need my deliverables by end-of-week," "customer success representative," "turnkey solution," etc. completely seriously. (ew).
They're the people who constantly wonder why I can't push `n` features in `n/4` days, and ofc can't understand anything I say in response because of the aforementioned illiteracy. They're also the people who, almost every week, ask how long `y` is going to take, and then yell "But I need it by Friday! I just sold 50 clients on it!" (And they do this, of course, without ever asking for timelines)
It really fucking sucks.
Though I suppose larger companies would still have these problems.
but at least I could ask for help once in awhile. that would be nice.43
So my friend studies general IT (he did application development with me for 4 years before this) and they arrived at web applications and servers.
They *have to* use MSSQL and windows 2008 servers because "that's the industry standard, also for the big companies!"
He asked if he at least could use Linux for his servers to his teacher: "oh I'd fucking love to but that's not allowed from higher up 😞"
We have a couple of magazines on the lunch table at work.
There was a paper cloth covering one magazine and one of the Linux engineers lifted it up. This is how it went:
LE: (Linux Engineer) hmm what's under here...? *picks up the cloth*
*a windows magazine appears*
LE: (while putting the cloth back) ew windows, let's keep you hidden!
*other engineers laughing*15
Today is finally the day of my hackathon, have been working with my team for about a month on a personal assistant already. I think we may stand a chance to get in the finals this year, unlike last year, when we started working only on the day of the hackathon.5
Why hello again my darlings, I finally have more of you 😘
Now I just need to purify you by beridding you of the stock Lua you are currently running and you will be conscripted 😈15
Thank you, dear freelancer who got assigned to our enterprise Angular2 project, for being too damn slow to eventually get fired, and for leaving my boss no choice but to give it to me (I work full time).
Over the course of the next 2 months, the following will happen -
+ I will repeatedly reappreciate the fact that I get to FINALLY use some ES6 with a bunch of complementary tooling and get rid of jQuery once and for all (most of the time, being a dev in a project company isn't that fancy and fulfilling)
+ I will get some more much-needed experience to help me land my next job, after being rejected by numerous companies because I lack full time working experience with newer libraries/frameworks, after learning these at home but without actual need in the workplace
+ I will be wishing that you'd get a lifetime of diarrhea because of -
A. leaving me with this incoherent, disgusting pile of unoptimized builds (yay, an 8MB bundle.js file!) which I'll have to sort out eventually as well
B. Having done tasks that should take 2 weeks in 3 months
C. Leaving me with insane amounts of components, logic and Angular2 (bleh) (I'm a React fanboy, ew Angular) mess to deal with, having only 2 months to get everything done (since you've completed maybe 10% of your tasks that should have taken 4 months)
+ Thank you repeatedly in my head, again, for sucking at what you do so I can improve and get better.
Stop breaking your fucking stuff.
What did your keyboard or monitor ever do to you? A friend of mine who must not understand the value of money just absolutely obliterated his expensive ass iMac. What the fuck, if I could afford to purchase one of those (but ew.. wouldn't spend my money on that) I would never DREAM of purposely hitting my gadget.
Fuck. Even when playing a game and I get frustrated I am fucking CONSCIOUS of the fact that the device I am using to play it is not at blame. Protip. Don't smash your belongings, you'll only look like a bigger ass if you do.4
I love this database primarily because it is cross platform and can be easily understood by anyone unlike SQL database files.5
"Intense coding. A day passes. Wait, how the fuck did my code work? It doesn't make any sense!"
It happens so, so often, God why 😐2
Why is designing stuff so difficult! I always struggle with it for my projects, I find it really boring too. Now that I think about it, it's almost the only boring parts of most projects. Yes, even solving bugs can be quite fun.
I built a quick "portfolio" website because why not. Wanted it to be minimal and simple but still look good, I like the concept of plain text websites with some basic layout, but that's a bit boring still. I realized I didn't know what I wanted it to look like. Usually I just get a picture in my head, but this time it was more difficult. Eventually I came up with SOMETHING at least.
At first I actually wanted to try out some gradient design. I normally don't like it at all in design, just looks old and bad. But it seems to be making a come-back, I've seen a lot of great designs with gradient. One problem. I can't design for shit, and it ended up looking like a 8 year old made it. Fuck.
I've been trying to figure out a way to create the UI for a program I'm planning to make. Dotnet core doesn't really have many options, and I need something with a rich text box. Damn it, always the UI that ruins my plans!
Also, if you have any suggestions how to improve my website, let me know! It isn't really responsive yet, didn't have time.
Last week I finished what I thought to be unpaid work experience working in IT (more like programming), at the end of it I had a meeting with the boss who offered me paid work next summer and also gifted me a £150 amazon voucher for the work I did.
I sold my XBOX (ew the unproductivity) and use the voucher to buy a Mac Mini. Going from Windows, Mac OS X is significantly better, I prefer bash to power-sh*t.
TLDR; I worked for 5 weeks and got a Mac3
Every website we craft at work has some email substitution logic so that addresses you see on the site don't actually exist in the HTML source like that (you wouldn't find them in a format like "email@example.com").
Instead the @ and the period right before the TLD get replaced with something else (to prevent (dumb) spam bots from using that address and blast it with junk).
Some people replaced them with images in the past (ew), replaced the @ with "(at)" or other stuff.
I made it a habit to render the @ and . by replacing them with span tags which then get a ::before in CSS that contains "content: '@';", so that the @ is visible but is not actually inside the HTML source code.
The classes for these spans then have a random name (persistent for that website though). The first one was called "move-along-nothing-to-see-here", but then I started naming them after Star Wars quotes.
One website's @ class is called "that-s-no-moon" (Obi Wan), others are called "i-have-a-bad-feeling-about-this" (Han Solo), "powerful-you-have-become-the-dark-side-I-sense-in-you." (Yoda) and "these-are-not-the-droids-you-are-looking-for" (Obi Wan).12
Can someone explain the node_modules joke to me please? I've seen it quite a bit now, but I still don't get it. (Attached an example from https://devrant.com/rants/760537/...). Thanks in advance.6
So some people will be happy, but LibreOffice 6 will introduce a MS Office 2007-like ribbon thing.
It's optional for people who prefer the old version, but it may bring more people into LO. That's cool.
Older tech support story, but still a frusterating one.
Sister was running Windows 8.1 (ew) when Microsoft was ramming Windows 10 down everyone's throat.
Her laptop decided to update to Windows 10, and after waiting awhile, she decided to unplug the laptop's battery and power chord.
This did what you expected, corrupted her install, leading to a bootloop. I then got to deal with that to try and recover it.
Once I got into the recovery mode, it wanted her password to restore from a system image, guess what she forgot?
She tried her PIN, and gave up after a few attempts, and I got to reinstall Windows for her.
Lesson learned from this? If you're the IT person of the house, make sure that you have an account on all machines that you may administrate. That way you don't need to deal with this shit.1
Now I kinda wish I lived in Germany and had an iPhone (ew ew ew I take back the iPhone part)
Source: Reddit (Cant find it the comment tho, will look around and paste the link in the comments when I do)7
I only just started learning Js. And it's going smoothly. In two weeks, I should have gone past the Beginner's level. Then what next?9
Didn't even ask for 2 sets, the devRant team is just awesome! Thanks!
On and @localhost, it seems like people are sending their setup, so here's my student one :)1
Is learning VIM worth it?
I have some (probably unjustified) prejudices to it - I find it rather visually unattractive. But it seems to me also that it boosts productivity.
So do you recommend it and what is least painful way to learn it?6
Trying to sleep. Looking at devRant. See a f ew rants about bugs which reminds me of my bug. Get out of bed and now behind my computer trying to fix the bug. Hope it's a quick one so I can go back to sleep
I'm extremely lucky that I had parents who encouraged it. My mother was a programmer herself, working with punch tape.
They brought the family home a BBC and let me fiddle with it. When we had a PC they let me get Visual Basic (ew) which got me really interested in programming.
Just feel like going to a raised platform over my town and scream, "AHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....!!!"1
Does anyone else get triggered when you use the python socket .recv() and the server does not return anything so the program just stays there indefinitely? For me, I can't even Ctrl+C it so I have to close the entire window. It's especially annoying when I start a server in the interpreter (quite a bit of lines) and I have to rewrite it afterwards.7
Please be gentle, first rant. :)
Can you please provide me with literature recommendations:
1. Books about software architeccture, design patterns and best practices in general.
2. "Relaxation" books related to developer's life experiences, something like "The Phoenix Project" (https://amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-...). I really enjoyed that. :)
I am aware that this is not best use of rants, but I would really like to hear this community recommendations. Thanks in advance. :)9
I just finished my second semester of computer programming. I then say to myself : "Let's use my new knowledge to make the program I worked on for fun two years ago better and more efficient!".
It was a bad idea.
Started my very first (summer) job as an IT agent in customer service for my city less than two weeks ago and finally moving out from the formations to answer the phone alone.
I must've listened to around 30 calls and already there's stories I could make tales of.
I now understand the job of customer service.
Just a quick question (& rant) about the titanium SDK
If people don't already know titanium is an SDK which you can use to make cross-platform apps, it is what devrant uses. I am starting a project using it but it's so terpremental, the build manifest file doesn't get created so a full rebuild occurs everytime and the builds only are successful half of the time.
I am also using tishadow to speed up the development but after a few code changes it will crash and I have to go though the same process again.
So my questions are to anyone who uses the titanium SDK, is it as buggy for you (it might be because I'm using windows Ew I know) or if this does happen to you how do you develop applications with it?
Thank you :)3
How do you know that you are stuck in a job without longterm perspective (besides some undefined gut feeling)?
And what to do then? It seems to me, only possible action is to change job. Is there any, less extreme, alternative?1
In recent time, I'm thinking about to start freelancing (or at least start preparing for it).
Problem is that I'm completely new to it. In following weeks, which steps should I take to successfully introduce myself to that market? Which mistakes to avoid? Which sites do you recommend?
Thanks in advance for contribution. :)
My "choice" of study is far from programming and it pains me everyday that I have to sit in a class I have no interest in and act like I do. Grades' already falling. Scared to let fam' know. Depressed as hell but, hey! I get to code once in a while.9
Those of you who wants the bleeding edge of technology, here's the one for YouTube:
This unlocks the sharing tab on YouTube's mobile app, like in the screenshot below. Make sure you are on your mobile device.
Enjoy sharing! :D
//Oh right, it's supposed to be a rant -
Gosh I hate when I ain't in the new technologic stuff already 'ghah 😡 😋1
Day "I've lost count": I am yet to receive my stickers upon bursting the +1-Sticker continuum, which is 20 +1s for the stickers. And at this point, my expectation of actually getting it any time soon is lean. So much for a 102 +1s. Oh well....2
I keep getting emails from people I don't know that are like conversations, leading me to believe they aren't sent to the rightful owner. Most of the time, I see the email has uppercase at some places (when mine doesn't).
I just wish the companies could put a mark somewhere in their page when entering an uppercase email that mentions the fact that it doesn't change shit, getting really annoyed from receiving these mails not directed to me 😒
What do you think about Udemy?
And if you took it, which courses did you find most useful - not only related to programming/development but in general?
Thank you in advance. :)4
I need recommendation for site/community to improve my (clean) code style?
And, in more general, what are your ways to improve code style and programming way of thinking - more oriented towards bigger picture of application/systems (patterns, architecture, etc.)?3
I need some recommendation for Web UI components framework which could be relativity easily integrated/used on Play framework web application.
Something like Primefaces or old Richfaces (but those are for JSF).
Thanks in advance. :)2