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Hands down this year.
10 months ago I left my boring fulltime job and opened my own ltd.
I also had to relocate to another country and basically start my life from 0 (got a nice apartment, new car, new gf and got new exciting remote projects).
Now Im happy, actually never been more happier. I have full control of my life and I dont need to deal with idiots.
I left a boring workplace where no one has an opinion because everybody is trying to stay politically correct meanwhile shit doesnt get done. I also left a toxic relationship where my spoiled by parents gf was constantly nagging me and nothing I would do was ever enough for her.
So my advice is a cliche but follow your gut instinct. Somehow deep down you already know what you are worth, so all is left to do is plan and act accordingly. Take risks. Sooner or later you will get where you want. If not then thats fine, making mistakes means that you actually lived instead of existed like a mindless puppet controlled by strings of outside circumstances.6
Obviously this year. I went from KDE Neon (bloat ree) to Arch, learnt Git, Golang, vim, some JS, did my first major public project (asl), learnt how to package python stuff, did my first collab (private repo with a friend), did my first public collab (animator), made 225 contributions on GitHub (so far), won the "Most Technical" award in my Science Fair, went on climate protests, and sh*t-tons more.
And I joined devRant!
I'm excited for 2020!1
2038 because of integer overflow we can finally start time travel and maybe a few satellites will fall down.6
Not entirely dev related but the year that the mass surveillance companies go away (Google, Facebook (and WhatsApp, Instagram etc), Microsoft and a few others), I'll call that the best fucking year ever.
I hope I'll get to experience that in my lifetime!6
I suppose the years 2016 up to early 2018. I was a mid-level Android dev that time, where all I worried about was code and not the other aspects of my life. Boss was cool, put up with our habitual tardiness, but he held our code to the highest standards. Salary was low but the pace of the work was right for me. I did not care for family, nor for friends, nor for my own soul. I sucked in everything else but at least I was focused in my craft.
I was winning hackathons and getting to speak in meetups. I helped arranged conferences and I am the go-to Android guy by many UX researchers. Everyone knew me by name, and though many still do, I'm not as heard of today as back then.
I suppose I traded off a lot of things and I have different priorities now.3
Just started a new job and they flew me across the globe for two weeks all expenses covered just for a party and a conference before I wrote a single line of code. I think I’m starting to like dev life)6
Dotnet Core and dotnet framework are now one (november).
Blazor has an official release for client side webassembly.1
My favorite year as a dev + why?
It would have to be this year because ..
- The 'pointy hair' bosses I've ranted about on this forum have been fired or they quit. I almost kinda forgot what it felt like to talk to managers not feel like "Good Lord, how does this guy put on his shoes"
- I took over the position of my nemesis (his choice, not mine) who quit (he quit before he was fired) and deleted+replaced all remnants of his code/life's work. More out of spite than necessity.
- Reaping the benefits of properly logging/reporting errors and developers able to fix those errors, nearly eliminating those 3:00AM 'System is down' phone calls.
- Able to take time to learn new technologies (learning React right now) and not constantly running around putting out fires.
- Son just graduated college at age 21.
This last year has been really good. First job where I am only a dev. Learned a shat ton about modern C++. So 2019 would be my fav year.
However, I think my favorite moment as a dev was when I realized I could go anywhere I wanted as a dev. That small amount of inspiration when you realize, given enough time, you could recreate the universe in code.
At that moment time became the enemy of ambition.1
Well, this one is easy. It gotta be this year, as a finally finished my 2 years training as a software developer in July and I'm still working for the company that trained me.
Just as context, in Germany you have to train for a job for 2-3 years before you can actually start working in the field. During this training, you're essentially working at a company, get (reduced) pay and go to school every now and then. The training ends with a final exam, after which I could finally call myself a software developer. :-)7
December 3 2018 - > present
I stopped making websites and therefore am no longer required to keep up with all the fancy trendy js frameworks3
My favourite year was probably 2016, when I left my previous job and became a full-time dev. That year, the OS project I'd been working on hit 10 000 users, and one of the collaborators decided to hire me.
Moved country, and had a really exciting time, and the years since have been pretty great too.1
2020 will be either the greatest or the worst, depending on whether the newly elected government in the UK decide to continue to shaft freelancers and Contractors1
yesterday was my last day. Got resigned.
I look forward to 2020 as I'll be able to catch up on new and updated knowledge and look forward to kicking ass in any new opportunities.
Self employment... Loved the freedom. But oh well, the country's shituation is going sideways, so I got employed in a shitty company for the steady income11
2017. Because 1st January is Sunday and it fucked up all my code for business days calculations.
We are in 2020 (almost) and I'm STILL fixing some of data problems caused by that.
strangely enough my SQL function works perfectly, only my C# equivalent has problems. I would’ve suspected opposite from myself
Favourite year as a dev? The first year. It was still so new and interesting to me yet to be soiled by money, deadlines, managers, waking up early, commuting, coworkers etc... Ah to be able to go back to those days.
As a dev, the present one. First year working as a dev since march. I learned a bajillion things and am being payed.
As a dev this was easily the most productive year of my life.
2007, I worked in a small company that develops a web platform, and we began to discover the benefits of MVC and that helped that rookie work team improve our skills to get a better job
2013 I guess. It's the year I jumped on the IT train. As a unix/linux sysadmin in a worldwide bank, been there for over 3 years. It was an amazing experience. Used a lot of my knowledge and learned even more. Got a chance to play around with enterprise software and hardware [remotely], deal with various vendors, have business with folks from all around the globe, learn enterprise processes, incident handling, be the initiator of automation of our processes,...
Boy it was an amazing year. In both professional and personal lives :)
It's full of possibilities and no idiots have tried to hinder my progress during this year.
I did some cool projects with node JS.
We had this project where we had several embedded sensor box components communicating via a node js server backend with some fancy visualization.
And one of the guys was a total idiot. His part was to write some embedded code for a sensor box. He also wrote some data receiver in C# which was a totally over patterned mess and nothing worked.
For some unknown reason this guy made me his arch nemesis. He also never liked the team. While the rest of the team actually was super cool.
So in the final presentation out of a sudden in his part of the presentation (He had a Mac and had his slides done in some nasty whatever incompatible format) he pulled out some slides with code metrics. The best part was where he compared the embedded C code with my js code in terms of cyclomatic complexity. I will never forget this moment. Some nice bar chart.
Good I loved that guy for this moment.
And that made my year!
2019. I found a guy, CTO of our client. 50+ age. He teaches a lot to us. In development, I enjoy this year, because this year has more learning then last year.
I start work on 3 more languages, see more possiblities in IT, Avionics Softwares, Aviation systems.
This year, I also learn a lot about data center power distribution.
So this year was full of learning and new things in development and IT.2