AboutFledgling baby developer, throwing himself into dev communities
Joined devRant on 5/7/2017
Do all the things like ++ or -- rants, post your own rants, comment on others' rants and build your customized dev avatarSign Up
Learn a new language and get out of the weird QA hole I'm stuck in... I want to learn something that i can use anywhere, not just when building a weird cucumber/rspec hybrid
day N of bashing my head against a wall with tests.
i will stand beside this build fixing things until my flesh rots from my body. it is my charge to leave this project better than i found it, and by god i will do it even if the madness of it makes me strip the lids off my eyes.1
wasn't there a telegram group for r/dailyprogramming and r/learnprogramming? i used to be in one but I've lost it :(2
Onboarding with a company I've worked for and realized that this entire enterprise is NOT remote friendly. If I didn't still have friends in the office, I'd be screwed...
Example 1: Day 3 I got my passwords. Go to access company email - need 2FA. Alright, go to request 2FA... oh, the link I need is behind their VPN. Which requires 2FA to access.
Example 2: Company laptop can't be logged in without domain access... need to be on (here it comes) the company VPN. I HAVE TO ACCESS THE VPN ON MY LAPTOP, THEN PATCH THE OTHER LAPTOP IN AND HOPE TO GOD I HAVEN'T VIOLATED A COMPANY POLICY, THEN SIGN IN ON THE COMPANY LAPTOP AND INSTALL THE VPN PROVIDED THAT (GOD WILLING) I HAVE ADMINISTRATIVE RIGHTS ON THE MACHINE (WHICH I ALMOST DEFINITELY DO NOT)!
This is why, when I was traveling for this company previously, I didn't bring the work laptop. By some divine providence I had decided to upgrade RAM in my personal device before I started.
I love working for these guys, and the team I'm doing work with is by far the best I've ever worked with. But god damn their ITSec pisses me off - these are the same guys who disabled RDP via Remote Desktop and TeamViewer(and apparently at the protocol level too), but leave Chrome Remote Desktop and SSH wide open. I don't get it!!!2
figuring Jenkins out has been !!FUN!! mostly because I'm an idiot. good news though, now i have to figure out how to install c libraries from source
i forgot about dependency hell. i didn't realize it was this real.
and to think: i thought building a little C app would be fun2
Honest question:. Why do people worry so much about following OO principles? The basics I understand - things like accessing child classes through parent objects. Others, I don't really get.
I write automated tests, and call a method to configure certain documents using db inserts every time. Why shouldn't I be able to override that on a per spec basis, especially when the class that handles the insert isn't a child of the setup classes in the first place?6