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Seriously getting pissed off with Google. Why the fuck is it not clear or easy to link your app with a business listing to get access to the api. After searching I finally found it.
I just filled out a form to request access and it could take 2 weeks.
I'm not looking a job move at the moment but always keep an eye on the market. Sometimes you get companies looking for specific experience within a certain stack. How can any dev learn them all or get experience in all and keep up.
Surely their recruitment requirements have to be lenient in some respects as they won't always fine somebody who's willing to move and has the exact experience they need.1
I’m getting fed up of working from home. I now get changed in the morning and wax my hair to feel like I’m going to work, even if I have no team meetings!2
When working on an old system that’s a complete mess how do you handle adding new code in terms of effort?
I normally take pride in my work but if the system is such a mess I sometimes find it hard to get motivated to do it. I often find it makes me feel sleepy? Even new code that is tweaked is nowhere near as well written as if it were a new system.
Anyone else get that?3
Do you ever look at old code from years ago a think “god that was bad”? I’m so embarrassed by something I wrote on 2010, it’s shockingly bad!
I actually feel a little low and think maybe I’m not very good! Of course now my code is so much better but think to myself, is what I’m writing now gonna be the same down the line?2
Learning vue.js as the moment and loving it. However, it does make me wonder, when using a framework are you essentially cheating?
I wonder if framework only "users" can write raw code outside of a framework?3
I’m worried, as I’m sure many of you are about covid 19 and work drying up. I can work from home but who’s gonna want to get a new site or app done now with so much uncertainty!1
So now you have to upload a government issued ID for access to the Pages API on Facebook?
What a fucking joke Facebook. Just because you screwed with customer's data, you're now making us do this.4
So this API i'm integrating with wants me to post XML. Yet it's response comes back in JSON!
What the actual fuck?9
Hate leaving work feeling useless for only writing 5 lines of working code today.
4 hours of meetings, an hour of calls, 2 hours to find 2 annoying bugs and the rest waiting for an api throttle limit so I can test again.
Hoping tomorrow is better!2
Be honest.....have you ever given a completely bullshit technical explanation to a customer or your boss to cover the fact you or somebody else has screwed up?3
If a developer made a database design choice (too short field length) 3 years ago on a project, should the development studio or customer be expected to fit the bill for any time taken to fix.
It was only small so we did it for free, but I just wandered what's the norm?12
I don’t mind taking over a project when there is a structure and logic. Normally the problem is messy code which I can work around.
It’s a different story though when there’s model stuff in the controller and views or sometimes views calling controller functions or loading other views. I don’t even know, flicking between files, recompiling and not getting the result makes me agitate because I’m unproductive.3
12:30pm - I can't code any more, what does this function even do?
12:45pm - What's a function?
12:59pm - I still don't know what a function is
01:00pm - *Eats Lunch*
01:05pm - My code makes perfect sense7
Customer: "Hi, we need to add a discount system to our site as it's Black Friday on Friday"
This is now the fourth one this week. Are they taking the piss?1
Colleague asked me to look at his eCommerce search filtering system as the customer was complaining it was slow taking 5-6 seconds to find results.
Delving into the code deeper, I discovered he was querying the results, sticking them in an array and then sub querying the results looking at all the combinations.
On top of that each sub query looked at the database fields using "DESCRIBE" to then search them each time it found a pair!
The total query count for one page search was 14,512!!!
Why oh Why? One SQL query could of done all that in one go.
I look at other code bits he's done and he's very good in other areas. I just don't get how sometimes a good developer can make such a weird decision? It's almost as if he wanted to make it as complex as possible.6
Been using Dark Mode for 3 years now but no idea why I didn't start using it before.
I'm pretty sure I wouldn't of needed glasses 3 years ago if I did it sooner.3
I'm 37, been a PHP Web Dev for 12 years. I love doing it but am concerned as I get older, I'm falling behind. I'm not exposed to different tech in my job but am doing courses to vary my skill set (AWS with Docker, vue.js etc)
Is anyone else here over 40 and doing dev work? Any obstacles you found? Or younger peeps, what’s your opinion of older devs? Should I be concerned?7
I’ve seen a lot of Linked In posts lately about interviewers doing tests on candidates. What’s your thoughts on it? A lot of developers are saying they hate them and many feel they would fail under test conditions. I’ve not looked for a new job for years, but wondered how common they are?7
Why on earth does the Bit Bucket user search when assigning an issue bring up every bloddy user until you typed their name fully.
Surely, team mates should show first.
Maybe JiRA is better?2
Just got an email from a customer who is deciding to stick with their existing eCommerce site after we built a new one.
They said they don't have time to sort out all their data for the import to the new site so are putting it on hold, possibly permanently.
They have now made the old site responsive - albeit very badly.
I just don't get it, what's wrong with people? The new one is far better.
They have paid us but just pissed off all the efforts have gone down the drain.3
When I have to hold CTRL + Z to see what I changed I then imagine myself coding really fast when I then hold CTRL + Y. It makes me feel productive.1
I need to pick one terminology for shipping so I don’t forget my function names, css classes and labels.
I’ve used a mix of “Shipping”, “postage” and “delivery” and now I’m confused :-/1
When coding, what percentage of your time is spent fluently typing your code vs thinking about what you're coding?9
When you're testing a website on the iPhone and in order to clear the cache you have to go through settings menu just to try a fucking tweak out.
Is there any way on the iPhone to do it quickly? < iOS11 you could tap refresh 5 times. ARGHHH2
Like the people I work with including the boss
Okay with the salary I guess
Fucking hate the customers
When you do a search, find the file, start coding your tweaks and then find you're making the changes to the compiled version! GRRR3