AboutComputer Science student and Math lover. Interested in chess, but it's not my way.
SkillsPython, Java, studying PHP
Joined devRant on 3/4/2017
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Well, here is another Intel CPU flaw.
I'm starting to think that all these were done on purpose...
This is yet another rant about php.
But I'll put my hands on first: I'm less than a junior and I'm looking for a backend language to learn.
So far I've been looking at php with Symfony because it's been used where I work.
Is it my impression or Symfony somehow overcomplicates everything? Like I don't know, for any stupid thing I get stucked (like yesterday, spent two hours on a circular reference problem with serialization).
Also, I don't like it's documentation. I am a book person, meaning that I need pages of text explaining how the framework (or whatever) works in a precise order.
Symfony's docs are like a graph: you often have no idea where you are or "what comes next".
Also, I feel like every page makes you just copy-paste everything without explaining very much what's happening under the hood.
I know there is a cookbook, but it's pretty outdated (like it's at version 3 or 2.7, I don't remember).
Is it just me? Do other Symfony developers experienced the same?12
It's now a few months that I'm doing my first internship.
And I feel pretty bad.
The company is great, but the software I'm working on is horrible, bad coded and a nightmare to maintain. I think it's a common situation: fixing a bug opens other twenty bugs.
Also, the boss doesn't want to spend time to rewrite any part of it (it's not a huge thing, it would require at most three weeks).
I feel like I'm not learning almost anything and I'm not practicing anything about what I studied.
Also, when I go back home I don't have any will to code, even just to practice.
How should I feel about this? Is this a normal situation and I'm just somehow spoiled?8
Am I the only one that thinks that websites like dev.to are a huge pile of useless buzzwords and still less useful articles? I speak as a less-than-junior developer...
Just scrolled for five minutes dev.to and I didn't find anything useful nor interesting...2
I'm in my first internship, they gave me their only company owned product. They always made interns work on that, and it's something I really appreciate (I like when people give to others any possible chance of learning)... But apparently they made a mistake: for the first year they never reviewed interns' code. And now that software is huge and full of bugs.
After two weeks working on that I said to the tech leader and to the PM that we should spent a couple of months rewriting more than half of the code, and surprisingly they listened and agreed (the TL already knew that, and the PM is not a dev and he listened to the TL).
After two days of code rewriting ("refactor" is a too weak word) the boss calls me and orders to stop, telling me basically "I agree on this decision, but not now; let's first make it work and then we make it great!".
Okay I respect that, but what he didn't understand is that the two things are strictly related!
Result: last week we had a first official release (with some client's testers, so they were expecting a few bugs) and nothing was working, so me and the tl started a really hard rewriting work (that didn't finish) and managed to release a very bade made software that works by chance.
After easter we'll keep working on this, and I think at the end it will be great.
First working experience, in two months I learned a lot (not only about code/tech).3
To all node developers...
Is there actually a pure standard library into node? I looked at the docs and as Hello World it uses Express.js, so I'm wondering if there's actually something beyond the interpreter inside node.5
Merry Sol Invictus to everyone.
Many and many centuries ago, ancient people celebrated this day as the day in which the sun was reborn, because days get longer and longer (we know that actually that day is 21st of December).
I'm going to do my first internship in a month. I am 22 yo.
Am I too old for the first job experience according to you? Because I actually feel so...12
I think my hard drive is going to die.
My laptop takes 15 minutes to start up and it takes a fucking long time to open any program but once they're opened they run pretty well... And it does since two weeks ago!
This is a hdd related problem, isn't it?13
Yesterday, while I was studying for an algorithm exam, I realized I used induction on trees in a wrong way for six months.1
I never worked as freelancer, but I'm thinking to start as far as I keep studying, and I was wondering... How do freelancers charge their client when they get paid x per hour?
How do they assure the client they worked for a certain amount of hours?
Do they do it by prediction or they say they'll work y hours per day?
Feels like a dumb question...2
Does anybody know anything about this? I read it for the first time and I couldn't find any confirmation anywhere.
What the fuck is wrong with us? I don't know about Germany and UK but...
Why Italy should block such a proposal? We have no fucking tech insustry in our country, neither phones or pc or households appliances, so why the hell should we block that.
Where the fuck is the profit in this decision?5
These days browsing through some sites firefox asked me to access to my mic and camera... According to you, why?
I think (and I hope) that was because of some specific sites...13
I've always thought that in order to become a project manager it was necessary a period as programmer (as it was a sort of promotion).
But according to what I read here it seems like a lot of pm have no idea how to/how long it takes to develop software... Am I wrong or what?5
I forgot something on my previous rant.
1. Learn some backend language/framework (thinking about j2ee and frameworks)
2. Keep studying for university
3. Start and finish my project
Just finished an Assembly homework... For the first (and hope the last) time in my life I complained about arrays starting from 0.2
I hate the android development website. I'm trying to learn android development since two weeks and I didn't understand anything even though I was following everything the "Training" section said... Only yesterday I discovered that the "API Guides" section provides all the informations I need. Come on, why the hell is this se second section on the website??
This seems to be a user experience error to me.
Am I the only one?
Today i spent one hour and half trying to understand why my ajax request was returning "undefined" instead of a json object. It turns out i had just to restart ionic because of some bug in the ts transpiler.
Fuck you typescript.6
I'm attending a design course, and in the last few weeks they're teaching us a bit of web programming. The teacher of this part of the course is totally not competent, even though he has every possible Microsoft certification, it's clear that he has not idea what he's doing: he just reads some tutorial on languages and repeats us what he reads. Even when people ask him something about the code he writes, he just repeats what tutorials say...
E.g. he taught Angular 2 without saying anything about how typescript works; the last week i stayed home for a few days and took my time to read all the Angular tutorial and some general typescript, and everything is much clearer.
Also (and this is my favourite part), here's what he said us to do to run Angular projects: he made us open Visual Studio (VISUAL STUDIO!!! With his 60 fuckingGB) and press "Run" on the top of the page... For whose don't see any problem here, the "Run" button runs everytime the command "ng serve" that runs the "webserver" that runs the Angular app, so the opening of any project took about 1 whole minute for each little modification we did...
I had to explain that we could run the command on a terminal and use any editor as VS Code. He didn't even think about that, he said that it was a very good idea (You don't say!).
Fortunately, this is not a Web Development course, and we did only a few weeks with him; the other teachers are very competent in their job...2
"Don't waste your time writing code. Browse on github looking for pieces of code, they're all well written over there."
I opened devRant and closed it immediately. This is what happened.
Is this related to the Android system or to the devRant app?17
I just started a web dev course.
I definitely hate bootstrap, jquery-mobile and all their fucking classes.
Does it exist a good reference poster (or something else printable) with all these classes and what they do?3
I'm sick of people who don't care about their job.
I'm attending an app design course and there's this guy, sitting near me, who doesn't care at all about what the teacher explains. Instead he sits and uses the very fast connection of the school to download some useless shit or to manage his shitty web site. Today he missed everything about JSP in order to download ubuntu, install it on his external hdd, install vmware on it and download and install a OSX image for it. And we are paid 1.66 euros per hour (for lunch and gasoline).
Is this the way bad PM are created?1
When I was a kid I was looking around google for viruses/trojans/lamer stuff (yes, I wanted to be a H4ck3r at 12 yo, lol).
At a certain point I read "Oh, these lamers. Learn how to program instead of looking for ready-made stuff".
That word, "program", sounded in my head until I googled it.
So, my journey began from there.