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I am once again asking for your knowledge support.
I've been working as a legacy dev for a couple of years now and that is... pretty much it. I am kinda of a mid guy. So I tried to apply here and there and ... I got a number of offers from junior to senior roles in ranges from +/- 50% of my salary.
I am kind of a pesimist. It does look tempting to go for the top senior position with the coolest tech and most salary... but there should be a catch.. right? I am not a great dev and some of the companies have noted that I should be more of a junior dev. I havent worked with most of the tech stacks.
Question: Have you had similar experiences and which job would u pick?9
My uncle is interestes in security, but personal security, he wants to be more peivate. So he told me he had installed Kali linux and got a course it, so I tried to explain him that this is more of a professional thing... that he needs something else.. and so he asked me: "What do I need, which book can I buy?"
I didn't really know. For me it's common sense to get a NAS, maybe have a laptop that is never connected to the internet, or maybe encrypt trafic encrypt hard disks.
But is there a book for that? You have 30 seconds to shine, how would u respond?7
First, thank you all very much for the great community!
I am doing a pure/applied math degree, the one which resolves around prooving theorems. I kinda like it but I am pretty bad, I work as a Python dev, not great there as well tho. I use all my days off to study and Im still faiiling most of my exams, can't seem to memorize everything. I feel like next year will slip by as well, i will burn my holidays for uni again and the beat outcome would be a degree in something that I kinda understand, with a thesis that is interesting. There is no career benefit(none expected in first place).
Should I just drop out? Why am I doing this? Would I be doing something better otherwise?3
I really need help. We are doing some interface files, something like C header files and configurations.
Management is aware of the "unittesting" buzz words and expects me to write unit tests on "header" and configuration files....
I tried to explain that there are no units to be tested, asked which units should be tested but in the end....
What does it actually mean to test definitions of structures, classes and methods?!3
Guys, I am studying for my Master's degree but I am wondering if I should stop.... I mean... isn't that racist?12
I used to be a big security guy, not allowing stuff like most of the social media, not bringing my phone anywhere, carrying a RPi tablet for privacy reasons. Very Stallman stuff.
Recently I noticed that I don't care so much.. I see these things as opportunities, for instance Microsoft products could be benefitial for job opportunities, I have some workout sessions on my phone.
I could restrict myself... but is it worth it just to decline some capitalist/politician's row in a dataset for analysis?
But then again I feel as a society I think we should either do this or request this data to be distributed to us as well.
Should you be playing a game of cards, when the enemy can see your hand? What do u think?6
I don't think I have this syndrome, I don't think I am great at anything and the surrounding world shows that.
I have to work really hard, more than others to get an average result.
What cheers me up is that even tho I am subaverage in everything, when I spend the extra time, I often get the avg result and when you are following your results, when you see there is progress, it feels better1
1. It doesn't matter on which server I ssh, I'll have vim, if not I can install it. So I get the same work efficiency I would get on my pc
2. It has a predictible behavior - u don't have to think which keybind is where, or how to do something.
3. Sky is the limited if you want to customize4
I finally found out what is agile: You get assigned to a ptoject with fixed estimations of the tasks, but you have 30 minutes daylies in which you get micromanaged to do more work. The added AI blockchain value is that these dailies count as dev time for you, while for others it counts as TL, PL, PM, PC, Front office time.
to everyone who complains about poor methodoly usage:
I had a solo ptoject. I was told to do scrum. I had dailies.. with my PM. we were moving JIRA tickets around.
PM: 'the project is going down but the client is so happy from you.. he is inviting you to a new similar one'
Giving me work for more than a year and still doing... opening new positions and boosting the company a little1
After a couple of years in different companies I want to ask... is there a company that actually does quality coding or am I just a shitty developer, working for shitty companies?4
You think you know agile? Which of the following is the most useless? Sort them in an ascending way (where 5 brings the most value) :
1) Product Owner
2) Project Coordinator
3) Project Lead
4) Front office
5) the cleaning lady2
I am stuck on a UNIX legaxy project. This is the perfect time to learn awk, sed, vim. I use them but I wanna get better.
I can read a book, course, but I WANT to write code, maybe something like the hackerrank challenges but harder.
How do I get advanced in awk, sed, vim?6
This is a shit post:
Once upon a time, I went to work.... and decided I can shit at work... it was very nice.. I did that a couple of times... at some point, while siting there.. alone, I thought... 'I am getting paid to do this',
so I started shitting everyday at work as it was very worthy but then...
one day I went back home and I had to take a dump.... and though... 'but why should I, no one is paying me to do so'?!... and I didn't...
With time passing by, My ability to shit at home was deprived, the joy that I had shitting at work became a necessity... and the weekends.... long and stagering, but Mondays made me fill... everything with joy.
Capitalism has manipulated me... into making me love Mondays, making them innevitable for me, Capitalism has brainwashed me into being an obedient slave, we must rise and destroy each and every toilet in the companies in which we work or else...
I don't see how I would be able to go on vacations... for 2-3 weeks...8
Discussing some files with manager and he sees a *. yml file and says:
"Isn't this supposed to be *. uml"5
PDPs are just a manipulative method for the capitalist to find out how you could get more exploited.8
template for motivational letter for Sys admins:
PS. I use Arch btw
I want to spend about 10 minutes a day in to small code brain teasors.
I know there are apps like SoloLearn. I don't want to learn hard new concepts but rather just maintain the basic ones. I am looking for an app that gives me quizes, not just informational text
What would u recommend?8
I will never work on something interesting within a company, it's always going to be either making a site for donuts or some recommendation system type of capitalistic bullshit.
Maybe, I could become a PM and do category theory at work instead of drinking coffee at the balcony1
For those of you who don't know .... I'm making a tattoo... I know nothing about cryptography, you guys have to validate how strong my messages are(this one should be weak as well).
as I've said in the previous rant, I know nothing about cryptography but I wanna make a tattoo and you guys have to validate how easy it is from samples.
I want to use the DevRant community for a Unit test.
Inspired by Memento, I will make a tattoo ... but ... I want it encrypted. I know nothing about encryption.
I want to make some encrypted messages and I want you guys to decrypt them.
If I'm gonna put something on my wrist for life, it should be secure12