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I’m so fuckin general I got asked in an interview what normalization was. I couldn’t think of the words to say. I practice normalization by common sense in any database I’ve designed but can’t break it down for you by its “n”s.
And yet when they ask me how a JWT token works, I give a detailed description of each step in its description.
No I can’t explain why symfonies ORM out beats laravel a eloquent. I tinker with laravel on one project, .net on another, django on another. I don’t care how each one does it, I’ll figure it out when I need it.
And yet when they ask me how to in real time notify a subset of active users on a page, I can describe the general need for a web socket and pub sub service to publish to a specific hash of subscribed clients.
The specifics don’t consume me. I’m not a symfony dev or a django dev. I’m a senior dev that has a wide spanning general tone for what is needed. I dive deep when I need to dive deep and I’m handicapped with not assigning to memory words traded for common sense like “normalization”.11
Fucking wonderful piece of crap :)
Next up: automatically capture errors triggered by employees with Sentry and raise Jira requests. "A button didn't work" isn't enough god damn it.