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Infrastructure as Code is all fun and games until you end up needing asymmetric environments (as in, staging contains different services to production, that kind of thing) for cost-saving reasons...5
It's a 2D 8-bit-/retro-style platformer based on Warframe
I made the game engine (Dethsquare) for it myself (which is probably still my biggest programming achievement so far), since when I started working on it Unity's 2D support was...lacking1
I feel like I have zero idea what I'm doing when I'm interviewing potential candidates
Tempted to setup interviews for myself at a bunch of other companies just so I can figure out what questions to ask/how to go about things/etc, but I feel like I'd just be wasting the time of the interviewers at those companies...
Does anyone have any suggestions on good stuff to ask/talk about/etc?
For reference I mainly interview people for Android/iOS/React Native/web/backend roles (although not all at once), but I'm looking for more generic tips if possible5
"I hope you appreciate my professional persistence"
Nope, I don't - it's called spamming me
If I was interested in your product then I'd have responded to you weeks ago when you first started emailing me1
The 5 step process to my average day:
1. Client doesn't want to pay for an admin dashboard that can be tested
2. Client wants to us to make ad hoc changes to the data in the production database
3. Client wants things done quickly without testing
4. Client complains when things go wrong
5. Me: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻2
I hate quotes/estimates so damn much
Quote too high and we don't win the work
Quote too low and I screw myself/other devs over
And then there's the fact that most initial quotes for an entire project are based off nothing but a few marketing slides from the potential client; we do re-estimate after winning the work and nailing down what the client actually wants, but obviously it can't be too far from the initial quote
And then there are other people on the company (not devs, obviously) who like to casually expand the scope without checking how much time it'll add4
To incentivise myself to get fit, I decided to do push-ups/sit-ups whilst my code compiles
All that happened though is I now spend a lot more time making sure my code compiles quickly 😅5
Auto-healing deployments are great until your deployment fails because it can't handle sending a large number of push notifications (triggered by a message on a pub/sub topic that starts being read from on startup)...so restarts, tries to send them again, fails, restarts, etc...and meanwhile a few tens of thousands of users are getting spammed by notifications 😱5
What do you name a library that just expands upon an existing library?
As in, it has the same functionality, but just goes about it in a different way to make it nicer to work with
Don't want to just prefix it with "better-" or something since a) that's probably subjective and b) it's a bit on the arrogant side10
So tonight I'm switching a client over from one cloud to another...
Perfect opportunity for some April Fools jokes 😁2
"It doesn't really work like that with React"
Then stop using React for things it wasn't designed for!
It's fantastic as a library for UI components, but sometimes something like Angular is a better fit for when you have complex data flows to manage
Classic example of people picking a single technology and trying to use it to solve every problem2
Our office has 3 walls made of glass
There are no blinds/curtains/etc
Every day, between about 1pm and 4pm, they Destroyer of Eyeballs hangs in the sky above my monitor, before it finally gets blocked out by another tower block
I now time-track 3hrs less each day - eventually someone will realise that buying blinds is cheaper than paying me to not work 15hrs/week8
Frontend devs (of any variety):
Do any of you create your own illustrations, animations, etc for the products you create, or is this handled by designers?
At my current place (app and web agency) we leave it all to the designers, but my manager said that at the last few places they'd been (all web agencies), the frontend developers did that stuff themselves4
Do any of you fine people work somewhere where salaries are transparent?
By which I mean, everyone knows (or is able to find out) what everyone else earns
If so, how does it work? Whilst I'm not too bothered how much my colleagues earn (unless it's an order of magnitude more than me or something), I know some people definitely would be4
Today I deleted a lot of stuff
Fields, methods, classes, files, even database tables
And for a change, it was all on purpose 😁
Feels good to refactor stuff and clear out the cruft!3
Getting tired of my manager saying "That's too long! The people at the companies I've worked at before could do it in nearly half the time!"
Like, what's the point of asking me to quote time if you're just gonna ask me to reduce it anyway?3
How long do you guys tend to keep SQL migration scripts around?
Obviously they don't use up much disk space, but they do start to create clutter in a project4
Recently had an issue where we forgot to deploy some API updates on live when we pushed an app version live (we test on dev/staging)
Does anyone have any experience in mitigating this risk? Can't do a final test on live since that has permanent side-effects (e.g. Automated emails getting sent to other users)2
Nvidia has open-sourced PhysX under BSD-3
Caught me by surprise
Wonder if it's because they only care about RTX now? 🤔6
So apparently Google's "Carrier Services" app has some of the funniest reviews on the Google Play Store
I would just like to thank the companies who tried to make their GDPR email funny, interesting, or at least non-corporate1