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Search - "java is also just an island"
We need more JS devs for our frontend.
After half a year of PM complaining that he doesn’t find devs, he finally came back to us:
TeamLead: „... wait, you searched for Java devs half a year?“26
Im so frustrated with myself . I've always been afraid of being stupid . Perhaps it was because i was always called the "less intelligent" sibling by my parents . Well i did self-learn java , c++ and android (when i was 15) and made some apps and i did get acknowledged finally but i may have not acknowledged myself . I got into college a couple years ago and i can tell you right out that its like an island filled with stupidity. The teachers , the students. The other day i caught my teacher learning how a transistor works. This is unacceptable for someone who is teaching us advanced op-amps and other circuits . Well , I did get into this college cause it was less tedious and i thought college doesn't matter cause i can self-learn . All i needed was free time . Well college totally destroyed that too and provided no facilities in the process as well . So yeah should i blame my college for my inability to do things the past couple years. I mean i don't think i've learnt a single thing all this while. This is where my frustration begins cause i dont want to blame the college , it's not going to help me and i'll probably end up in a 9 to 5 call center job at this rate . Im also very heavily frustrated with myself , it's like everything i've done so far has been a path of least effort. I have tried a few things which were all just fads like machine learning and crypto and even trading . They felt good and thats what scares me , maybe i don't have the passion and am just looking for a quick buck . This is clearly reflected in the ideas i've been having as well . Well i've never had access to proper funds but now im just trying to justify this layman emotion . I just want to learn and be passionate about learning , researching and i just want enough funds for that . But im afraid , maybe its just that i want to feel superior than my circle . I mean i still don't know why i tried learning rust and wasted even more time setting up fedora and everything around it while i already had a working debian setup and a programming language i'm kind of versed with . i wouldn't say well cause im a self learner and i feel guilty for that . I definitely know i just learnt the surface of the language . Deep down i'm just another stupid fad obsessed guy who feels better by choosing a more complex language that my colleagues look upto . Is this what i am , if so im scared and i don't know what to do . People say that you are what you are and you cant change that . If i cant change this then i dont deserve this wasteful stupid life . I don't know what i should do and it makes me cry . Maybe acknowledging this would've helped but it hasn't , I've felt better playing fortnite rather than learning some basic electronics. Im another one of those aren't I ?18
The story from back when,
I had my first business trip as an aspiring frontend developer, at the time I had to go to [island used commonly as vacation destination] to implement my company's "new and improved" inventory management system to one of our client
Which I have never touched before since it was developed by a senior front end, who was "released" from his contract just one day after my departure, without any knowledge sharing whatsoever
The others who accompanied me are one other "senior" PHP developer whom has never touched that app also, and a sysadmin,
The only ones that present who knows the business process was only the boss and the sysadmin
The boss confidently said, "eh, it'll gonna be like 3 days tops, no worries, as long as you guys do your job properly", my gut tells differently
The journey began, D-day after a short plane trip we immediately went to the client's place to have a meeting with their boss and workers, and to see the old system,
...1 hour later
Chaos ensued, the new system cannot accomodate the old one, as the database structure is completely different, the old system had like (if I recall correctly) at least more than a hundred tables with bunch of store procedures, the new one had like 50-60, so the data structure is completely different
And there was a complementary system used by the worker on the different part of the workspace to monitor item batches, which is not included at all on the new one
After a brief (long) discussion, the backend of the new system needs to be rebuilt, on site, including the addition of the complementary system to the new one
3 days business trip became a full 2 weeks, working every day except Sunday, from 8 AM - 11:59 PM, food are provided by the client sometimes, on other times we have to pay everything by ourselves, which is not reimbursed, overtime pay was like $3.50 extra per day, and the worst, no internet, we have to use a tethered hotspot from our phone
By the time it reached 2 weeks mark the rebuild was not even close to finish, the complementary app is done on the UI but the data migration only made everything worse, because the other developer doesn't know anything regarding the business process, currently applied store procedure, etc
After I went back, the next week, 2 other developers were sent, one is the guy who made the backend for the new system, the other one is another guy who made the backend for the old system, they finished the migration in 2+ days, including fixing the business process of the new app
All that's left was finishing & optimizing the complementary app, because it uses a very old java applet, most of the time spent experimenting on figuring out how it works from the old code, because there is no documentation available anywhere, in the end it took almost 2 months to finish everything including the conplementary system.
That's what happened when a tool acting like he knows software development and leading a company18