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would you advice a uni dropout who is a web developer to take one of these harvard CS50 online courses?1
I'm currently working on a project that scrapes the SEC's EDGAR website for type 4 filings.
I currently have the required data in raw text format that somehow looks like xml, i really can't tell what it is but i'm trying to parse this data into json.
I've not parsed something as complex as this before and will appreciate any form of pointers as to how to go about this.
i have attached a screenshot of one sample.
this link fetches the data of a single filing in text format.
i didn't want to leave home today, i still had a ton of code to deploy before a deadline.
i went out, phone gets stolen. and i end up spending a lot of money i am not supposed to spend.
thankfully, i had my WhatsApp logged in on my desktop PC and the latest update allows you to use the web version even when the device is offline, was able to reconnect with clients and assure them that i haven't disappeared with their money.
I feel numb, it's probably going to feel much worse when i wake up tomorrow, i just kept sleeping for the most of today which is kinda strange but i don't want to think much about it.1
I was approached by some guy on a project and I need your help figuring out how to go about this.
the project is basically a website where school owners who are not tech savvy can input necessary details about their school and it spins up a site from an existing website template built in react for them.
an extra complexity will be creating custom domain names for each site. will this also be possible ?
I've not done something like this before and I dont know the word for it so making a Google search has been quite hard
got kicked out of a contract today because the owner felt I wasn't moving at the pace he wanted, there were no milestones but even i knew I was slow.
this happened when I started talking to a therapist because I was beginning to have suicidal thoughts and anxiety issues.
I had to run work errands for my everly screaming mom and manipulative dad.
these same people who I begged with no success for money to buy a used core 2 duo laptop for programming projects.
I was in the bus in the afternoon sun trying to get three books from a publisher that ended up being a waste of time because she didn't follow instructions and insisted on screaming over the phone at the attendant. the client requested a meeting and I couldn't respond positively,
I get home and my dad wants me to travel down to our village home to meet with some kid he kept giving money because they wanted to have a meeting. I'm so annoyed because I told him I wanted this week off to face this already dead contract and he just ignores all of that and fixes a meeting.
I pay for electricity and gas for these people and they still treat me like shit. fuck this !1
took me four hours plus to get a nodejs app to successfully run on cpanel.
at this point I just want to sleep and sleep forever.
why will anyone ever want to deal with this?
the ssh access? complete crap but it was better than having to deal with the janky ui, it was also slow as fuck1
I got a contract with this schools to build a student portal,
I do all the needful and the project whatever guy insists that I use their current shared hosting to host this MERN stack application.
first of all, cPanel is my least favorite place when it comes to deploying, I actually dont do deploying I just hand it over to whoever is the IT guy there.
I discovered there's no provision for nodejs in their current plan, I go through all the stress of contacting the shitty customer support and the process of squeezing out useful information from them.
I'm only doing this because the project whatever has refused to pay me until their site is deployed. throughout the process of creating this project I had setup continous deployment on heroku and netlify and I had to beg this guy to look at the changes and review them.
well, today I asked the former guy that built the current site for the login details to the schools dashboard on the hosting providers site and he says he used his personal details for it, according to him projects from other organizations are there too.
I swear I'm going to loose my shit, freelancing sucks3
I'm thinking of self hosting all my small web projects,
I have this old laptop running ubuntu server heedlessly I used to store and stream pirated movies, after multiple embarrassing moments with free backend/platform as a service options and not finding a cheap VPS, this seems like the way to go. I don't get much traffic on these sites i just want them to be available when i need to present them.
then there's tons of other features that are locked behind a paywall,
I once had to store images in the database because heroku wont accept file uploads and the project hadn't been paid, in short, I was dead broke9
100 dollars to rebuild the whole frontend of their startup. what sort of humans run these Nigerian companies ? smh2
closing peanut freelance contracts here and there,
totally burnt out.
God save my soul.2
PC setup upgrade
I'm making baby steps, at least I can boast of a very standard PC and write code in peace and use all that screen real estate to my advantage
looking back at two years ago when I was crying and begging my parents for just a core 2 duo laptop that I could learn programming with,
now I almost have all that is needed and an even stronger drive to push my limits and become a better programmer
yes, the kind of PC makes a lot of difference when writing code.
I'm still unemployed and relying on small side contracts but it's still a big step and a consolation for me when I consider the crap I have been through for years
I'm not stopping, higher we go6
an old friend needs advice on how to get into the data science field as self taught and the learning path to take,
he is currently studying computer science in uni but doesn't trust the system like other students.
he is currently learning python and has been very committed to the learning process.
i know nothing about the data science field, any well explained advice will be very much appreciated.1
getting a real, stable and properly paying developer or IT support job
I'm tired of doing people's assignments for money
I'd really love to try my hands on some of these devOps tools, it's a very interesting part of development that has always caught my attention
currently planning on trying out AWS free tier
so many stuffs I really want to learn
one after the other, it's just been a year, a lot more to go
laravel is a very serious framework
there is a laravel this for every that
I have to deal with npm too? impressive
was looking for a simple to learn framework just to take my mind of js and someone recommended laravel.8
I just finally took time to look at creating symbolic links for node modules and package and package lock json files all from a boilerplate code for my frontend projects,
I saved over 15gb of disk space,
my SSD is 40gb so that's fair
now I have all my node modules for frontend projects in a separate container and node modules for backend projects in a separate container
I still havent figured out how to trim down my package.json file before pushing because there'll be some unused libraries.
for now any direct changes I make to the package and package lock json files will be reflected in the the symlinked directory and them reflect over all projects that share it
I have to be careful here9
I spent two hours to come up with an algorithm to detect a win and also one to derive the winning indices on any tic tac toe board as long as the size is provided
but i have spent more than twice that same amount of time trying to style component with the shiny toys provided my material ui.
I really just wanted to write less code, but now I have a headache
with my code looking like the death, thanks to the over engineered components provided by material ui
there has to be a way to manage medium to large react codebase
I've googled but everything I see is beginner level stuff, any tips will be appreciated at this moment5
I just want to be able to concentrate on writing code for at least 3 hours without power failures,
my brain is stuck in a debugging loop and my PC is off
this country is fucked up, the herdsmen might as well come for my head
so I asked a question on linus tech tips discord channel that wasn't GPU related and the whole chat went quiet.
I mean, it's a tech channel are GPUs the only thing boys talk about now?
the new dicksize contest? lol14
the most ridiculous things get the best backing on kickstarter
I'm talking 200% of initial funding2
some guy asked me to look at his react project,
I'm yet to find out the problem with his routing but look at this dependency list.
might seem normal to others but it feels wrong to me, as a beginner developer who isnt even dealing with a deadline
or......... maybe they are just plain clueless that they dont realize this level of redundancy9
for one split second I thought I had discovered a way to manage multiple states with one reducer function in react,
turns out it was a bug in my code,
I had already gone to brag about it on my react group chat, until I went back to my code and as I was cleaning up and closing brackets and all that stuff, my new feature stopped working.
I need to find that bug3
stateless design is another part of programming or web development i haven't quite been able to grasp fully, I understand what it is and its capabilities but I cant seem to.... say "hey to implement stateless design on project xyz that is an actual project will real life usage, this is how to go about it" it's easy to build any web app like a story or like a building, from the ground up and roof, but what about a webapp that has really unpredictable data and is very fluid that the ui just moves around and adapts to whatever data is thrown at it, as long as the data makes sense and is applicable to be situation on ground, you can't just build such a ui from the ground up from a template, you'll end up with a lot of if elses until the code is bloated and probably unreadable,
there has to be common sense in what I'm trying to say, maybe I'm not using the right words10
so I am thinking of a couple of projects to put on my portfolio, I could follow along some YouTube "build a ....." tutorials but I hate that, super boring, so I'm thinking of building this web based database client for the browser using react and node, I want something that universal, like a swiss knife of database clients on the browser, I'll just stick to fetching and Inputting data until I realize it's a waste of time and kill the project2
so I am about to take a full time job for less than 150 dollars a month, with all my skillset being put to use, I'm supposed to teach arduino and web development and be at work at least three times a week including Saturday.
I just want to die, probably
dead people dont stress7
so I got asked how much I wanted as my monthly salary for my first dev job and I said 300 USD, did I overshoot ? I haven't gotten a reply yet and I am worried I messed up
backstory, I had this online video interview but during that period i was working for my dad in a remote village, the background was terrible, I had to tilt my camera to an odd angle to make it less terrible, after all the usual talks on "our company company's vision and mission........ we are trying to create....... blag blah blah.......". he commented on my area and I said I was working odd jobs to keep up,
him: how much will be enough for you monthly ?
me: I just need enough to pay for internet and maybe a little left for other stuff (I was this desperate)
him; no we need you to face this job squarely without distractions, how much will be enough ? send your reply as message, yes, they reached out to me through email and whatsapp
me; 300 USD
I'm fucking worried I was over the bar.9
LinkedIn is like the Instagram for career dudes, what kind of bootlickery is this?!
some post and comments are just cringe
we know he is a great guy or they are a great company, what is all this poetry for?3
after moving from a dual monitor setup back to a laptop because of finances, I just realized, I hate managing really large codes on laptops, it sucks!, screen size!, everything !
i cant be the only person who feels this way14