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I'm trying to get a non-programmer up to speed with some basic Python programming.
Any recommendations for online courses?
I'd prefer something free and text-based if possible, but any good recommendations are welcome.
I've looked at stuff like CodeAcademy, but most of the courses are behind a paywall.3
Anyone here have any experience with PHP? I've never really used it myself and don't really want to, but I do look at things like http://phpsadness.com/ from time to time.
These complaints range from "fairly minor" (some stuff like function names/args and some syntsx complaints) to "how is this language even used" (segfaults in a scripting language, broken things like "create_function", comparisons and ternanry operator).
Of course, i don't program in PHP so i don't know how bad any of this actually is.
Anyone actually use PHP or did use it previously?20
I did another interview yesterday. I knew within the first few minutes I wasn't going to get hired based on the questions they asked (all technical questions that I did not know the answer for).
I had to sit through the rest of the interview, trying my best to answer, knowing already I wouldn't be hired.
I hate the feeling of putting in all that effort, knowing I was already out of the running.
And before anyone says "you never know", how many of you have gone to an interview, not been able to answer any questions for the first 10 minutes, and ended up getting hired?3
Recruiter reaches out to me, he says he saw my LinkedIn and thinks I'd be a great fit.
I say ok and send my resume.
He gets me a phone screen. I do it, I think I do a pretty good job. (I'm able to answer all the questions well, I think I'm onto the coding interview for sure.)
A couple days later I get a generic rejection email.
I'm not sure what happened. They had my resume, I know I did well on the technical questions (I do that kind of thing for my current job all the time.)
No idea why I'm rejected. If it was something about my experience, they could have seen that from my resume. If it was something from my phone screen, I have no idea what it could have been.
Just wanted to rant >:[8
Has anyone ever actually had a good experience with a recruiter? The only good experience I've had was the first party recruiter at mycurrent company...6
Rant from my old company:
CEO decided he could cut costs by outsourcing to cheap devs in other countries.
Does this, the new hires are super incompetent. We're now paying for a whole team that is adding work cause they keep fucking up.
Leadership is super happy with the "savings" (which is basically just the team here working harder to fix everything).
All the smart people start leaving, leading to a downward spiral.
Last I heard, one of my junior co-workers had been promoted to senior (he hardly had any coding experience).
Fuck them all8
I have a personal project I work on. Basically, getting paid fulltime to work on that...
No meetings or bs, just me working on what I want to work on.
What sort of fucking asshole decided to name it "data science"? We already have a "science of studying data", it's called Statistics...8
I think I'm getting burnt out.
I've been constantly exhausted lately, making little to no progress at work. Eve simple tasks that I was able to do months ago are giving me trouble, but I hardly care anymore.
Today, my boss told me he "wanted to see some progress" on one of the projects I'm working on (fair since I've been extremely slow here). Unfortunately I'm just more stressed now which makes it even harder to do anything.
I feel like I'm spiralling. I'm not productive lately so I get stressed about missing deadlines, which stresses me out and makes me less productive...
I'm ready to just quit honestly, but not sure I'd be able to find as good a job anywhere else4
I've been working super hard for the past while.
I'm unhappy with almost all my work but my coworkers seem happy so whatever.
I'm just constantly irritated with myself for taking so long or making mistakes or whatever.
Gotta give a presentation tomorrow, not feeling excited.
Everything sucks , god fuckinngfck fuck my life2
Can anyone tell me what the difference between a DevOps person and a SRE is? They both seem super similar to me, and I haven't been able to find a clear answer online.
My (younger) brother used to be way better than me at programming. He was making all this cool stuff (mainly Arduino).
I learned to program to make cool stuff like him basically. I learned Python to start since someone told me it would be easier to start with (it was).
I made a bunch of small programs (shitty things to help with homework, text based game, etc).
Eventually took programming classes in university.
Now I do C++ for a living.
Just found out that the CI for valgrind on my personal project wasn't working properly, I'm leaking memory all over the fucking place...
Fuck this shit
"What are all the meanings of static in C and C++?"
Not a particularly good question but I think I'll always remember it because of how weirdly specific it is.
(And, anyone who wants to have a go at this WITHOUT Googling, feel free to.)13
What container data structures do all of you actually use?
For me, I'd say: dynamically sized array, hashtable, and hash set. (And string if you count that.)
In the past 8 months, I've used another container type maybe once?
Meanwhile, I remember in school, we had all these classes on all these fancy data structures, I havent seen most of them since.19
Procrastinating important tasks because they're not fun, then stressing right before my deadlines..3
If anyone needs parity checking for integers in SaaS form, definitely check this out!6
Someone, I have no idea who, commented on my personal project that he wanted to pick up one of the issues.
Then, he followed through and fixed it and sent a PR.
Feels good man.4
I was hired as a C++ dev, ended up doing full stack (React/Redox frontend, Djanho backend).
I was just an intern but by the time I was done there I was in charge of the whole frontend because the other guys quit.
Fuck that place.5
I'm really sad to see what's going on in the world right now, particularly America.
Millions of jobs are just, gone, automated away, or turned into shitty contract positions. This leaves us with huge unemployment, so people then are forced to participate in a race to the bottom for the shitty contract jobs.
Ridesharing now classifies its employees as contractors. Who does this help? The companies of course, cause they dont need to give anyone benefits or even minimum wage.
And then since these guys are contractors, restaurants and stuff end up eliminating their drivers since they can't compete with the lean mean ridesharing machine.
Soon most "essential" work is just going to be poor people begging for tips from their work because the companies count them as contractors and dont give them benefits or enough to live on.
Fuck this shit. I'm so glad I'm a dev and mostly shielded from this, for now. But it's upsetting to think of what the world will be like in 20 years as this continues.4
When it finally works after hours or days of suffering.
Or, when you clean things up and get to delete some garbage code.
Makes it all worth it in the end5
Anyone else fucking pissed off by all the shit saying "Learn to Code in 21 Days".
You don't see anyone trying to become a doctor in 21 days so why the fuck do people think our work is so easy that any fucking asshole can do it in 21 days.
Fuck this whole fucking stupid world...23
How the fuck do you do a performance review?
For me, we need to do self assessments.
Part of it is what I do well, part of it is what i need to improve.
No idea what to put, since I feel like I'm awful at everything lol.11
I got two, both my internships sucked.
First one, I got hired for a C++ job, did JS for most of it. Half the team quit while I was there lol. I was in charge of the whole frontend when I left.
Second one, again half the team quit while I was there, leaving me with only ppl in Europe to talk to lmao.1
So, first a bit of background:
We've got a parent class, owned by another team, and two child classes, owned by my team. One of the children is unused. (Already sounds bullshit right.)
On to the story:
6 months ago, I had to modify one of the children (add new functionality).
I try to modify the base class to add it, the senior dev in charge says "no, just add it on the child". So I do, then merge it in.
Yesterday I wake up to a high priority bug. Turns out the senior guy wants to add another child class, and wants the functionality I put in my class on the base class.
Even commented on my PR from 6 months ago asking why I didn't do that.
The fucker opened up a high priority issue assigned to me, asking ME TO DO THE CHANGE I WANTED TO DO 6 MONTHS AGO THAT HE SAID NO TO.
Fuck this shit. I have a meeting with him and my boss in an hour. My boss is pissed, I hope he tells the other guy to go fuxk himself and do the change himself.14
So, as a programmer, I'm basically the go-to tech support guy for my family (and now my gf's family).
So, my gf's mum updated windows and her computer stopped playing around through headphones, asks me for help.
I've got no fucking idea, I don't even use windows.
She's like "if your computer did this what would you do".
"I'd google the problem and randomly try solutions until it started working again. And hope I didnt break anything else."
She didn't seem happy with my debugging technique...13
When my friends ask me why we don't just have one language for everything, and I'm just here like, "we've got C++ already".2