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Like most people I needed some extra cash during uni, so I proceeded to learn CSS + Photoshop (yeah, I know). Followed by PHP and WordPress.
It can be a very shitty platform until you realize that you can stop combining plug-ins from all over the place with dubious code quality and roll your own.
Anyhow I kept at it until I was able to join a niche company doing a quite popular caching plug-in for WP (yeah, W3 Total) when I suddenly became *very* interested in anything and everything performance.
This landed me a very cozy consulting gig in the Nordics - they were using WP for an elephant-traffic website and had run into a myriad of perf issues.
Fixing them and breaking the monolith awarded me with skills in nodejs, linux, asynchronous caching among others.
I was soon in charge with managing the dev boxes for the entire team, and when the main operations dude left, I was promoted to owning the entire platform. (!) Tinkering with Linux for most of my life really came in handy here. (remember Debian potato?)
Used saltstack + aws cloudformation to achieve full parity between all environments. Learned myself some python and all various tips and tricks which in the end amounted to 90% reduction in time-to-first-byte and considerable cost savings.
By the end of the 2yr contract I had turned myself into a fullstack systems engineer and never looked back.
Lawyers not getting along resulted in us having to abandon NewRelic, so I got to learn and deploy the ELK stack as a homegrown replacement, which was super-fun.
Now I work in the engineering effectiveness department of a Swedish fintech unicorn where all languages under the Sun are an option (tho we prefer Python), so the tech stack is unlimited. Infinite tools and technologies, but with strong governing principles and with performance always in mind so as to pick the right tool for the job.
It's like that childhood feeling when you've just dumped a ton of Lego on the floor and are about to build something massive.
I guess the morale here is however disappointed you feel by your current stack - don't. Always strive to make things better, faster, more decoupled, easier to test, etc. and always challenge yourself to go outside the comfort zone.6
Dear wordpress developers,
You have my sincerest apologies. I used to think developing with wordpress is what people do when they are feeling lazy and dont want to work with code and frameworks. But no... wordpress,shopify and all those shitty ready CMSs are by far the worst methods of developing websites or web applications. I have spent countless hours in my new job in the past two months simply trying to resolve issues caused by wordpress websites suddenly deciding to stop working after one of the billion plugins required to do the simplest of tasks was updated. The money i need to spend on premium plugins alone makes developing the website no longer profitable in the first place. And god forbid the client asks for a very simple frontend edit that the theme doesnt offer in the theme options menu. Even tho doing the feature from scratch would take next to no time at all if you do it yourself... you end up trying out a hundred plugins just to achieve something in a ways that feels very forced. Nothing will ever top cakephp for me2
Kubernetes, or rather a lack of learning material.
I'm one of these deep dive guys and have noticed a pretty nasty pattern in K8s tutorials.
What annoys me? When I'm unable to reach at least intermediate level within 5 hours.
What upsets me about K8s tutorials? They're literally clickbait. They don't address the topic.
I've the feeling that everyone with a basic understanding of K8s calls themselves expert, yet being unable to answer basic, practice oriented questions.
I'll give you a few questions I couldn't find in several 5 hours sessions.
> Great, you've shown me how to setup an insecure load balancer, how tf should I configure my DNS configuration then, and what about SSL? I ain't use AWS.
> Great, you've shown me how to setup persistent storage, but are using the easy route and just use an AWS bucket?
> Great, you've shown me how to setup a dynamic website. Why did you hardcode that link to the API Server tho?
.. and more limitations due to K8s itself:
> Fuck! This tutorial is outdated but exactly what I'd need.
> Fuck! This tutorial uses an external provider (e.g. AWS, GCP) to do the otherwise rather complex task he advertised in the title of the article (related to K8s bc they don't implement features themselves).
> Fuck! This tutorial uses the newest version of K8s, but it still doesn't work bc of weird ass reasons.17
Feeling sick as fuck. Stayed home instead of going to work but I am already upstet about what is happening whilst I am not there.
The manager was gracious enough to task the other developers with creating the templates for one of our projects. I submitted a document before stating our design guidelines and how under no circumstances they should not use bootstrap for the design since none of them know how to manipulate the source code enough to deviate from the standard bootstrap design. The lead developer, even tho I love the dude, has an attitude against new tech. He is primarily and only a php developer still in love with just jquery and php with no real knowledge of proper design methods. He is the kind of dude that would tell you that pdo is a waste of time and that why should we create models and use oop to separate our code into manageable files.
Today I get "why should we not use bootstrap" and shit like that.
Sigh.....i really don't want to see the shitstorm waiting for me tomorrow.
Funny how our cms administrator is eager to learn the list of technologies i proposed. They both gor Programming Ruby, the pickaxe holy book of Ruby and the dude is already halfway through it while the other developer is still asking why should we even bother when we have php.
I get the idea of if it ain't broken don't fix it and being proficient with one stack and whatnot. But that idea of i dont want to learn something new is precisely what shuts down progress.1
The moment you realize you really need a quick crash course in C even tho you have been coding in it for 9 or so years is just crazy.
I literally havent used many pointers or just structs in the past year or so and i basically totally forgot how it works.
Yeah i used pointer from time to time but not on daily basis as i used to and well that created this moment.
Quick duckduckgo search and quick read up on structs pointers references and just the good stuff and im back on track.
So yeah i dont recommend doing nothing basically for the past year with pointers or structs because you will end up like this.
Had my junior test at work yesterday, and...oh boy. I don't think I've ever been so stressed in my life.
>inb4 "welcome to the real world kid"
Yeah yeah I know but god damn, this was too much. I heard from seniors that you get used to everyday stress, it comes with the job, but junior test ( aka "stress test") is the breaking point for most "new" arrivals.
The test itself tho is not even that hard. Dealing with so much stress and time pressure for the first time is what gets you. Not knowing what happens if you don't pass certainly doesn't help.
I broke down at one point and even after finishing, going home (got no sleep) and coming back today, that feeling of hopelessness is still there.
No real point to this rant, I just needed to vent8
The feeling when you set a kernel parameter as a test but later yo forget to remove it and it causes your GPU to not enter higher memory clock speeds. Yeah been stuck at 625mhz with poor FPS when compared to 1450mhz.
Waiting for kernel 5.0 or 4.21 whatever it will be called (FFS call it 5.0 finally) that will add the ability to allow my GPU to use more power if i set the limit higher. Then lets fucking overclock it to hell.
And lets mod skyrim to hell right now. ENB and all that cool shit i coudlnt do with my old hardware.
I can already hear the fans going strong. Hmmmmm
Maybe i should apply some better thermal paste because it seems that this one is kind of bad. And oh yeah 5.0 adds ability to control the fans properly. So i can even "Overclock them even tho i wont because they were designed to run like this"
Some acer shitty tech that just applies more voltage to fans then normally. Im not able to do that on linux yet but this is going to change on 5.0
I cant wait.Tried the next branch and damn it feels nice. Fans going strong in games and i can unlimit the GPU power limit finally from 60W. But well its unstable as fuck because its next. So lets just wait for RC.
I just started working on my second project to learn web development and I feel extremely proud over what I've achieved so far. Although the site I'm working on isn't completely finished, I've got a feeling that this is the beginning of a great journey. Please comment what you think about it so far and I'd be a happy man.
It'll run out-of-the-box.2
At work I am "the" programmer and is the first time in which I actually enjoy showing different solutions to problems without having a fear of implementing large things without having any form of recognition.
Seeing someone get happy because of something you created is a great feeling and even tho most of us are misantrophic af we can still appreciate bringing happiness through code.
To me, software engineering is the closest thing to magic and I really believe that.
Two days ago I showed my manager a little utility to build small portions of the site we are building and make changes to it in real time without browser refreshes for whatever change she would like to do. She was super happy and excited and it made me feel real happy.
Such great feeling man. Nothing but good vibes brother!!
Do you know the feeling when you create a project, work on it for a few months, realize that it could be done better so you rethink and rewrite it, then after half a year you think that it's not good enough once again so you recreate it from scratch once more, then you get bored and leave the project for like 2 years and when you want to come back you see how bad the code is so you do one more rewrite? Well I do.
"Coming soon" since 2013! Starts to look good tho.4
I've been doing a bootcamp in my country, learned the basics with c#, did some small projects but nothing too impressive. I started also web I'm that bootcamp, learned the basics of html css and js.. then all this corona madness started and yes, we still have classes online but less times a week and it's way harder. I'm feeling a little lost with what to learn, how and scared I might never be able to get a job. Ps. First rant and it does feel better even tho no one will read the whole thing :p2
Hell yeah, I love that feeling! I have absolutely no idea about working with the LEMP stack (nginx in particular) and I'm slowly figuring out how to get it working. Even tho I just noticed that chrome doesn't support npn for http/2 and that I am still up (GMT+1) I wanna continue working in this project. Man, I love that feeling <31
Last week I got a call I thought it was a screen interview, but turned to be a technical interview for a job I probably applied for back in 2015.
Today, I got a call for face to face HR interview next week which is going to be in the middle of the day and the company is about 1 hour away from my home/work.
Right now, I am feeling good at my current company. Nice salary, only me and manager but we are hiring, and its close from home.
The other company, is a bigger company, salary is unknown, and working hours are less but if you count driving hours it will be much longer! And work will be related with SharePoint “0 Experience” and Web Developments.
PS: Both companies aren’t tech companies!
Even tho I am happy here, I have this thing inside me that asks me to change jobs and challenge myself learning about new technologies “Or technologies I have never worked with”!
However, If keep doing this I won’t settle and If I find myself stuck at a job I hate and try to move to other companies, they won’t hire me because I keep moving!
I hate overthinking these stuff,
and just need to get it off my shoulders!1