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Just how long would it take to put a simple spa web app on Google play.
Any pitfalls I should watch out for?1
Stop asking for a ++. The whole point of that is to give it unsolicited, otherwise it devalues what ++ means for everyone else. I earn my ++'s.
And no I don't have change for coffee!12
I can't stop myself from making my commit messages completely sarcastic or off the wall, which never makes sense to future me.
for ex: my commit right now is
"push it real good"
This does not help me. How do I stop?
Anyone know a good open source web page builder? If there's a laravel integration would be better.
Got a client needs this very soon!
Sort of just assumed someone did it, but yeah, like there's lots, I see wink, grapejs, etc. But there's gotta be one perfect for my needs.
I really value the skills, experience and time of my brothers and sisters here at Devrant. So I ask questions sparingly.
What is a really good website sketch/blueprint software that I can use to collaborate with non-techie humans.
Thank you for your time.
Have a great day fellow devranters.3
nested ternary operators
I used to hate them cuz I would have to break them apart just to understand them, but now I use ternary operators so much, nesting at least one level is ok for me.
but i'm the only person that reads my code, what's the concensus.. nesting one level bad?
I wouldn't want someone reviewing my code if they couldn't wrap their head around a simple ternary, so if only myself or people more experienced than myself will ever read them, then fuck it, i'm using them11
When you sign up for an email/api service and the confirmation email they send you goes to the spam folder....
not a good look2
From now on I decree that we should all call programming languages her. We should use the pronoun her like you would use for a boat.
"Aye she's a fine lass indeed sir, able to handle scale with grace and charm.."
Also, to speak with a Scottish accent.
I have hereby decreed it, it shall be so.17
Helping grandma with her computer, feeling good about myself, proud of her for learning to use a computer atage 84 !
Oh wait. You use internet explorer? You hate chrome? How can you hate chrome you know nothing about comput.....
Ah shit. Sorry grandma.. just.. use chrome9
I gotta write a quick mailing solution for an email discussion list, given a budget, so i'm like, ok, cool, let me check out sendgrid api, etc, whatever, right?
Wrong! 10000 members, with an email volume of about 100 messages per member, per day, meaning you're sending at least 100*1000 msgs/day ... or 3 million messages a month!
With most services you're looking at like $2,000 right there. My budget was $100.
So.... wtf. How would you use an api to host a discussion list... seems impractical?
I see no discussion about it, no service addresses it, nothing.
Email discussion list. Can someone point me in the right direction?5
Have you ever worked in a team that actually did everything right?
I have never seen anyone talk about a team in which things got done.
I'm a solo coder, so, don't really know either way. Sounds like mostly, teams are a mess b/c they aren't done right for the most part?
I dont know actually, but seems that way.10
I don't understand one thing and that is people who say they are going To delete their
Devrant account and make an announcement and post it 1st, as though they just announced they wan't to kill themselves. if you're really tired of devrant you'll just delete the account. You wouldn't announce it. Which leads to the Only other logical conclusion... you're just looking for attention aren't you14
I just finished a project, it was a rewrite, the original used the zend framework about 7 years ago. It took a team of programmers (I think 4) to code the site, and it took them about a month.
Just me, and Laravel, took me 3 weeks to do the exact same thing. Ok, I didn't have to create any content, so I'll give them that, still, there wasn't much to create.
Should I be applauding my genius? Or, Laravel's magic?
I'll say... both.3
Easier today than in 2009?
We're got all these tools and shit.. frameworks...
Yeah, which just makes you over ambitious, as the weekend project turns into 6 months despite itself.
I say no.6
On a shitty day where your brain doesn't work, have you ever looked at some code you wrote, and actually get intimidated by whatever version of you wrote that? After stumbling around most of the day, read some beautiful code, I admired it, then realized, holy shit, I wrote this?
"Yeah, I don't know who that was, it looks great, how the fuck did I do that, and will I ever be able to do it again"
Like, I don't think I can, definitely not today, write anything even close to that.
Took me 9 hours to write what ended up being a 10 line function to sort messages and replies in the proper order.
I at least knew it would employ recursion, but goddamn... 9 hours.
sometimes I feel like debugging is really just next level spell checking
took an hour to find my egg1
Speed programming contest
Is this a thing... it should be.
After years of practice
I can type and code very fast with in shortcut only style
It actually impressed a
Non techy girl3
I have successfully employed a function that uses recursion....
Because I stubbornly tried every possible iteration of the code until it became right.
I still don't get why it works.7
I taught myself programming in 1999, spent two months writing simple ad tracking script in php
I still earn about 1500/ month from it.
Those were the good old days19
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Why in the fuck is it so hard to see buttons when kb selecting with tab in a browser? It's like:
"Tab....Tab.....Tab Tab Tab... oops, went too far,
Shift + Tab, Shift + Tab.... fuck!, too far left.. wait, is that button actually highlighted, oh it is too, wtf."
It's 2019, why is this still a thing?10
Suppose I wanted to apply A.I. or deeplearning to a very simple marketing activity I have in mind...
What's my learning curve looking like? I'm a backend programmer with roughly 3-4 years
experience in laravel/php right now. I've used
almost every inch of that framework.
Just curious. And any path anyone would suggest? thanks3
What if the programming community had something like the Oscars, to celebrate, cleanly coded, cutting edge software, with an award ceremony and everything... and broadcasted on tv.
I bet you'd get more respect at work.4