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I work in a company where I'm the only developer, with everyone being designers or marketing or sales. Typically like the scene from Silicon Valley.
Moto was to create a ticket selling website for their products, and make sure they worked as well. It was all fine, until deadlines were discussed. They wanted it done within 2 weeks, the entire backend dashboard, API and front end.
I told them it's almost impossible to do it, but they insisted on it. So, I made a minimal dashboard and told them, I haven't completed a few things, such as if you edit data in one place, it won't reflect in other tables. So, be careful while editing the data.
They nodded their head for everything, yesterday was site launch and 2 hours before that one bastard decided to changed the product names to something "catchy" but failed to change the same in other places.
I had used the name as foreign key, so querying other DBs became a fuck all issue, and eventually API stopped giving any response to front end calls.
I got extremely pissed, and shouted at that dude, for fucking everything up. He said, you're the tech guy and you should've taken all this into account.
I sat and hardcoded all the data into database again, made sure site is live. Once it was live, these guys call a company meeting and fire me saying I was incompetent in handling the stressful situation.
At that moment, I lost my shit and blasted each of those people. The designer started crying since her absurd designs(though great) couldn't be realised in CSS that too within 2 weeks time.
One of the worst experience for working for a company. I could've taken the website down, and told them to buzz off if they'd called, I couldn't get myself to do it, hence ranting here.
I seriously feel, all these tech noob HRs need to get a primer course on how to deal with problems of a programmer before they get to hire one, most of these guys don't know what we're trying to tell in itself.
I find devRant to be the only place where I can get someone to understand the issues that I face, hence ranted.
TL;DR: Coded ticket selling site in 2 weeks. 3 hours to launch, data entry dude fucks up. I clean all the mess, get the site online. Get fired as soon as that happens.
Live long and prosper. Peace.16
Perfect view for a peaceful day of coding. But internet sucks here though. If only i can put up my office here.. 😁2
Whoa, i didn't know our avatar is shown when we share rants on twitter. I wonder if it's the same sharing on other platforms.3
Translation: Husband who's addicted to video game, stabbed to death by wife.
When i heard about declaring video game addiction being a disease, i thought they meant it was because people died..but not like this!😂🤣😂6
I swear I hate seeing these wannabe programmers sharing their shit content on social media. I mean, I respect people who are getting into programming and giving it their best. But one just doesn't write "Fuck Types" when talking about a Dart. I mean, atleast open the introduction page of that language before you jump and start giving people "pro tips". Stop skimming over technologies/languages and dive a bit deep to understand how it works.9
Happy new year to the best community ever. May you have more ++ this year.
As promised, 2018 is the year i will TRY to post a rant a day. 😁😁😁 Wish me luck.1
To the dev/gamers out there, who else is hyped for this game?!
I already know what weapon im gonna suck at so I'll stick with that 😁😁😁
Edit: game is Monster Hunter World17
I fucking hate hr trainings. What a waste of time.
Let me do my job. If you are sending me to training, at least make it relative to my field.1
My first freelance dev job thing, turned out alright. For the first year though, the dev job thing became a tech support thing. Oh the horror.
First day in the office for the year. First thing i do is connect through a vpn while inside a vdi. Fuck me! Since it changed my IP, now i can't access the damn vdi. Can't even restart it! What a way to start the year.
One of the main problems i always have is lack of sleep. You know how us devs get when our mind gets in the zone.
But recently there's more that is keeping me up, altcoins and the whole cryptotrading hollabaloo.
I just can't stop checking my phone. This is starting to be an addiction. I need help.1
Justifying a need for a hardware upgrade on servers is a daunting task 😰😰
B.U.s wants faster systems. Devs suggest hardware upgrade.
I.T heads does not want to add cost.
WTF AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?!4
Anyone of you use Jetbrains IDE‘s? I love them but sometimes, they have weird bugs and it just triggers me everytime so hard, I could take my Computer and throw it out the window.11
Im tasked to investigate a stored proc that is slow at certain times ( 20-30mins ) and fast at other times ( 10-15 secs ).
After following suggestions i found out that adding NOLOCK hint on all the select queries makes the execution time fast ( 10-20 secs) .
Although i know that adding NOLOCK means a dirty read of possible incorrect data, does it justify the performance boost?
Speed or data correctness?4
Going to work with nothing to do because your task has a pending dependency from another team from another country.
Guess i could work on my personal projects so i can actually finish one. Or start another 😁