AboutDirector, Web Developer, Sys Admin and I'm sure something else...
SkillsHTML, JS, jQuery, CSS, PHP, react, Angular, Git
LocationSomewhere in the UK
Joined devRant on 10/30/2018
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For the last few years I've dealt with mostly PHP development however I now have some time to finally build something that I have been wanting to for a while. The trouble I'm having is what do I utilise for the build?! There are a 101 'perfect frameworks' out there and to be frank, totally lost on how to decide.
I'm using Strapi for the backend/API and i know I could build the application in PHP but that would require full rebuild to extend into a mobile app in the not so distant future. I originally opted for React as I'm familiar with that from a few project but honestly...god help anyone trying to navigate any article nowadays!
Left my job a couple of years ago but kept them as a client when I opened up my own shop. Great financially but fuck me it feels like I still work for them. Almost want to take another fulltime gig just to get away from them.
Just spent the last hour working out how something worked because I didn't write any documentation and it was a hack in the first place. Damn You Past Me!3
Started my design/development agency in Jan. I work both direct to client and also on a whitelabel basis for other agencies and developers.
My 2nd biggest client is one of the said whitelabel clients. Unfortunately he has been unwell for a few weeks and is now taking another 3 weeks off. This week I have had to take over the running of his business (from a client and development standpoint) to ensure projects don't fall behind...they're already 2 weeks overdue with new RFQs coming in thick and fast. All this whilst running my own business.
Yesterday was a 16hr day and it doesn't look like it is going to let up :|
At least it's billable I guess?1
Updating something that I built 2 years ago and looking at the code like Wtf was I thinking... Reduce 100 lines down to 6. That's enough for today, let's not spoil a win1
I posted a little while ago about the response I got from my boss when telling them I was leaving in 3 months' time to form my own business. In short - it was awful.
A few weeks on now and a few more rational discussions about things, they've decided not to replace me but to contract me. What's even better is that they will be paying me 90% of my exisiting salary for 20% of the work/time!2
I resigned yesterday to focus on my business full time. After 5 years and 1 previous failed attempt to leave the company, its finally done.
My boss threw his toys out of the pram and was borderline abusive about the whole thing. "it's like a kick in the balls" "you've clearly been planning this (said in an accusatory tone)" "you've said you were leaving before which is why you have 3 months notice now (to which my response was, and that is why I am giving you 3 months notice?!)"
Along with many other comments and general angry tone.
Honestly, I couldn't sleep the night before as I was so nervous. We're a small company and to some degree, a kind of family so I didn't want to break that. The more he spoke though, the easier it got. It simply cemented by decision to leave. They made no attempt to keep me. Showed no support. No gratitude for my 5 years of service. Nothing.
Well, you will be down your only dev in 3 months so good luck, I suspect you'll need it more than I will.19
Sat here at my desk, facing a wall after my desk being moved whilst I was working from home, counting down the days until I resign.
5 Years here and was ready to leave almost 2 years ago but let them convince me to stay around. Now stuck with a 3 month notice.
Built the same homepage 5 times in as many weeks due to constant changes and ready to throw in the towel.
I'm here until Christmas, then I am going it alone. Just not sure how I am going to make it to Christmas without walking out3
Just taken on a new client through my own business. Great news! They pay well, everything seems to run smoothly and they're a great team.
They gave me access to their Gitlab repos and all looked well...until...no branches! They have zero branches to determine what is the current live distributed project, dev project or any of the various other reasons. I don't often use git but this really bugs me!7
Sat down with the Project Management team today to discuss a signage installation. This is how the conversation went...
Me: Right, so we need to get the hardware on-site asap so we can get this configured before it goes over to the production guys to have the facisa installed.
Them: That's fine we have plenty of time. Stop rushing things.
Me: Okay, so do we have the story board in place ready for development?
Them: Nope. Hasn't been done by the designer yet because he is in a bad mood.
Me: Okay so when does the client want this?
Them: 3 Weeks' time
Me: But it is atleast a week of dev time?
Them: Sure. But you can work late if needed...right?
This is a typical conversation between them and me. I'm the sole developer here. So done with today.12