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So, I love the place I am currently working at. Using all the latest cutting edge tech. Startup. Best work culture. Good learning and growth. But financially, it pays just the average or just a little above average. It's been more than 3 years working as a software developer. Now, an investment banking firm is offering me really good money, going to work amongst some brightest minds. Project is little different, not a web development per se. I am now very very confused, if I should go for something that pays, or stay at my place. Has anyone ever made such calls in their career? Did sacrificing money help in longer run?6
I just got rejected by Amazon. Feeling a little demotivated right now. I have been told that I was pretty close and should reapply within 6 months. I too think I missed it by a small margin. Mostly behavioural questions they ask. I have spent entire pandemic lockdown solving leetcode, doing system designs. I guess at least I have some knowledge with me right now. It could have changed my financial situations by huge margin. Alas! shit happens in life. Not sure what to feel.6
So, since the day I had a breakup, today was the first day I actually sat down in the office late, long after everyone was gone. And finished a Story assigned to me in 2 hours.
I spent months going to office physically, not able to give 100%. Usually I would go late but leave early. Come home and do nothing. My efficiency tanked. Even smallest and easiest tasks would take me 2 days. I was wasting time. I couldn't do anything about it.
Today, after the git push I made at 9PM, I felt a little better about myself.
I still struggle mentally. I don't know why I'm like this. I feel like a loser at times. I used to be so good couple of years ago. But these days I barely feel good about myself.11
So, we use spring boot extensively in our project. Few weeks ago in our weekly meeting, sitting on a bean bag I impulsively commented,
"Why is spring boot called spring boot and not the bean bag".
Then everyone laughs.1
So, I interviewed at one of the biggest investment banks for a role of software developer.
And I can't get over my interview anxiety. Shit it sucks. Breakup has made me really passive.
Anyway, it sucks to be grilled at some stupid problem solving question on a tree. I started the approach, and arrived at a wrong solution. Yeah, fuck it. Cause you always have to have a right answer. Fml.
Any credits for thinking and atleast trying to apply everything I know? Apparently no.
So only way to get hired now, is learn problem solving. * Basic problem solving -_- *
Practice 6 months or a year so you can clear the interview and then go and work on multi fucking threading.
Also, after DS algo, also prepare to answer framework, specific questions, then language specific tricky shit.
Interviews these days be like, trick questions, trick questions and then typical already existing problems on the internet under the name of problem solving.
Will I be eligible for doing multi threading then?
I think I'm depressed!1
There's this weird thing I am noticing since few years and I don't know if it's just me.
I have noticed that companies are becoming outright sexist, hiring women very incapable of doing anything in tech industry, even for the roles of software developers (My friends were asked questions like, 'Do you think you will be able to perform at this job?' Or, 'What have you worked on at previous job?' and similar questions where it really doesn't require much of a brain to come up with something good). And they got hired!
Where as I remember slogging 4-5 interviews including 2 live coding sessions and rigorous technical interviews at multiple places only to know I have been rejected because I couldn't answer some of those really lame technical questions which aren't even needed in daily life. It didn't matter if I had developed multiple apps that are used by some people over the internet. or the academic record where I was in top 5% every year. Or my side projects for that matter.
It sucks to see this kind of sexism against men! It boils my blood, but yeah, women participation in workplace is very low, so you gotta hire them! (-_-) and I feel only people who will struggle are ugly males.
Call me anything you want, but you have to face this to know this is happening. Especially in Indian tech industry.13
My gf left me, it's been a month.
I still can't focus on anything. Suffering panics and anxiety.
Couldn't code for a month. Still can't.31
I used to be an active user until last year.
Then I switched the company, and got some better work.5
Fucking tired of half ass memes of having a sleepless nights because of missed semicolon in the code.
Motherfuck. What are you using fucking notepad? And are you fucking 15 years old. Who the fuck finds such lame meme funny.8
Is anyone having issues with new chrome on Windows 10?
Mine looks blurry and fuzzy. It's making my eyes pain.
P.S. I hate this weird scaling in windows.7
HackerEarth once got hacked or had some other issues idk.
I was solving this hiring challenge. Suddenly when I opened some page, I got logged into someone else's account. I could see all the details of that guy. This happened for couple of times. I was getting randomly logged into someone else's account just by switching the pages.
I got annoyed and stopped the contest. Later, some random guy called me and claimed to be the hacker and he has my details and started reading them to me.
Ok, I knew something was wrong with the site and the details he was reading were basic details which are shown before starting the contest.
Still, I quickly removed my resume from their shite website and uploaded a dummy doc file.
All in all I fucking felt like I should have cut that guy's throat when he was reading my details to me as if he has something on me. I fucking hate such people. If I find this guy ever, I won't mind kicking his ass to death.
And for the hackerearth, you fucking bitches rot in hell with your shit website. I even filled a feedback form putting this guy's phone number and narrating the story to you. I even sent a mail to you. You fuckers care very less to even respond. Assholes!!!
And all those useless companies use hackerearth for the contests. Fucking get a life! Use hackerrank for once.1
Life hack - Start watching YouTube videos at 1.5x.
Saves a lot of time.
Once you go 1.5x you can't go 1x13
We had a floor meet early morning, regarding some business advancements and new "business framework" in our company.
Guess who took a sick leave.
PS : Apparently tech is not the only field with buzzwords.
PPS : Floor meets? Early morning? Why?
So, tomorrow I have a java live coding interivew with a startup.
Job description may involve web services and stuff.
But can anyone tell me what should I be prepring for such rounds?
I'm thinking of practicing basic linked list and other data structure and algorithms problems.
Plus there is no way to check if syntax is correct since it's an online platform.
I'm just starting with the Hibernate, and I am finding it tough to differentiate it from JPA.
eg. hibernate suggests to use JPA criteria queries instead of hibernate criteria queries. So my doubt is what does it mean? Isn't JPA just a specification? How come it has implementations for criteria queries?1
Sometimes I overthink so much, that it makes me passive, depressed and leaves me in the same place in life. I suck at decision making. I want everything in life. But I can't prioritize and this is why I feel envious to the people who have their life a bit sorted than me.
I'm at a place for an interview right now. They have kept me waiting since more than 3 hours. Some others are waiting as well.
Total turn down.
Shall I go home?11
What do you think is the best approach to recruit a candidate?
Ask him to build a small project?
Ask some random trick questions who are almost a click away from internet5
It fucking annoys me when some people at my work place pronounce GUI as "gooey"! what the fuck!
* Gooey team has done this... Blah blah *
Wtf gooey? What? Who d fuck says G U I gooey... 👿👿28
Funnny thing happened today, my gf took my phone and started scrolling through recent apps, suddenly she sees devRant app and says, "What is this app? Is it the place your rant about me?"
All because her pet name is Dev! #DevRant15
Everyone here seems to be hating java, but being a java dev I really like it! Java is a solid benchmark, sure there could be better languages and alternative ways to do stuff. But java will always be that complete package with a real sense of object orientation.7
It fucking sucks to be home once every week because it's raining and transport modes are affected!
I'm bored at home. I want to go to office!!!!!!!6
Does it ever happen to you that, you are solving some competitive programming question, and you are thinking way deep and it's all in your mind. For some reason you put some codition or do something and solution gets accepted! You are on cloud 9 but at the same time you can't put you thinking on paper or you can't explain why you did what you did. Jeez it happens to me a lot! And I can't come up with a test case to explain it but it's there in my mind.
I have been developing this bias in my mind about people with MBA degrees/ Management roles.
Like for example, I can't deal with my managers who has no programming expertise, but they are there just because they have a huge work ex(idk in sitting and playing on phone?) or have an MBA degree.
I feel in a tech company; management, ppt, excel people should be eliminated. I'm not saying all the roles but just a few who have little to no contribution.
When a team works on it's own and delivers and maintains the system. It's these managerial people who take credits. It's these people who get hikes more than necessary.
For years, developers are treated like call center people, like sheeps, they aren't valued, and are highly underpaid!
Do you think MBA people will be jobless if we empower developers to the point where we won't need MBA degree holders with "Time Management" as their core skills written in LinkedIn Profiles?
What makes Managerial roles so special?
Correct me if my bias is wrong.
P.S. This whole rant was about MNC's in India. I can't tell for other countries.2
Am I the only one who can't focus while listening to music?
I would rather sit in a quiet surrounding and work.11