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Before getting this job I was dealing with two recruiters. After having had a job interview, which was more of an introduction because someone who was supposed to do the interview wasn't available, I get a call from recruiter number two.
Planned the interview for a different company the same day which went pretty smooth. Within a month I got the position as a software dev within a growing startup with great people
Yesterday I've finished the basics of my first api at work. Now going to start on the mvc front end.
Finally learning C# ASP .NET and how to do it right.
So far everyone is happy at work1
Biggest hurdle so far has to be school, I've always hated it and am finally done.
It's not that I hate learning or something, I just hate wasting my time doing things that don't matter.
2nd week at my first job after I got my papers and what am I doing?
About the course:
There was never a mention of design patterns.
We never got to know about TDD (test driven development).
Got the papers, found a job as a c# junior development and am currently working on a C# .NET web app using azure cloud and high standards using unit tests to provide a product for the awesome company I work at which should generate a stable income.
Hard work pays off.
Coding for me has been such a heartache and a relief at the same time. Having an outlet for my brain activities has improved my mental and emotional health significantly.
It also thought me a couple of valuable lessons:
1. With enough efford you can accomplish pretty much anything
2. You're not the only one struggling with issues, life or code related.
3. Moronic people can be found everywhere you look.
4. Patience is key to grow as a human being.
Okay so here is how my day is going.
Recruiter 1: I have this oppertunity for you and here are a couple of dates for you to have the interview.
Bossman: I didn't see the appointment until this morning and normally I won't hold an interview without my two developers. Anyways, here is the introduction to our company.
Recruiter 2 calls in the middle of the interview. After which I call back.
Recruiter 2: got this oppertunity at this company for you and if you wish they are available this afternoon.
Now I'm on my way to that interview. Hope this one goes better.9
Finally done with school. It were three years of ups and downs.
The downs were plenty and mostly in the way school material was organized.
We've spend years learning web development where the course should have been more broad (application development)
So by the time my first internship period of half a year approached I searched for a company outside of web development and ended up at a company which did serious games using unity C#. Those were the best months of my 3 years. I managed to push the company into a direction for a future even though it was reletively small.
After that I took up .net and got the MTA C# Fundamentals certificate from microsoft itself. (School offered the exam).
Then there was the 2nd internship.
Worked for a company who sold intranets to other enterprises and I developed a mobile app which connected a user's phone to their account on their intranet. Allowing to seperate work and their private life.
That project was fun but the company itself was terrible. 4 people at the office and the owner treated us as objects rather than people. The company was too small for such an environment and most of them were irritated 9 times out of 10. Glad to be rid of them.
Now I'm in the process of looking for a job and have a meeting with a recruiter tomorrow
Wish me luck.4
I recently had to code sign an app for ios without having a mac at the office or an iphone to test it on. Thank god for virtual machines though1
Ffs. I thought I never had to touch development for ios devices anymore but I was wrong.
The god damn piece of shit hybrid app build in apache cordova works perfectly fine on android but guess what, after signing that pile of crap with xcode it won't work on ios because somehow that retarded os forgets to listen for click events on a simple fucking button which is used to activate the app.
Had to create a virtual machine with osx and wait for xcode to instal, sign that app only to figure out it won't work..
Even after seaching google for 3 FUCKING HOURS there are still no FUCKING RESULTS.
I'm done with the entirety of apple and all their products.
Think before you do. Both in life and while developing it'll safe you time.
You should also try not to overcomplicate things.1
My superpower would be the ability to split myself into multiple copies of myself so that I could function as an entire dev company on my own whilst learning the skills to do so without downtime because a copy of you could sleep while another works.
Of course the copies would share their knowledge and can merge back when needed9
Why did you guys decide to become a developer?
I became a developer after finding out that I loved wrecking my brains on complicated puzzles to keep me from getting depressed. After a while I figured out that I'm the person that needs to be challenged to actually be able to enjoy something and start to overthink the little things.
Here are the things I wreck my brains over on a weekly basis.
- research on complicated subjects
- magic the gathering9
After having installed and configured linux to my liking I made the mistake to start windows from dual boot, had to waste 10 minutes of my life waiting until it was booted so that i could restart the system and boot linux...2
One thing I learned over the years is that even when you think you can't do something or don't have the strength to do it, you actually can.
People do nothing better than to make excuses for themselves or blame others for the things they did without even considering that they could have done something about it.
The brain is a powerful processor to the point that when you think you're sick constantly your body will react accordingly.
Thing is though. If you don't take the opportunities that present themselves or don't look for them you'll probably get nowhere to the point where it could lead to depression.
Sure enough failures and mistakes happen all the time, ardly anything will go right the first time possibly leading to becoming demotivated and sometimes even depression.
Why? Because you forgot to think "what can I improve the next time"
A co-worker of mine keeps going back to his project he's working on because the boss has something in mind but somehow fails to translate it to him. He never stops to think what the desired functionality is compared to what it should do or look like (UI/UX). Eventually he snaps blaming the boss that he had to change it a couple of times.
This has happened multiple times since I started my Internship to the point where it just starts to irritate me.
Of course it's not always your fault but there are plenty of cases where it is or where you could have prevented it.
Mistakes and failures make you stronger only if you want to learn from them.
Have a good day
Dear fellow ranters, what do you guys do to stay motivated while developing projects?
I've recently figured out that whenever I'm developing on a large project I get side tracked a lot and eventually lose motivation to continue on it. A couple of possible reasons are:
- a jerk faced incompetent client who makes unreasonable requests
- redundancy in features that will hardly ever be used but are a must according to the bullwhack of a boss
- front-end dev on some design which looks like a shit pit of vomit and puss due to having no designer or someone more competent in it
There are plenty of reasons left to be named but those are my biggest.1
Alright, it's time to rant again. Honestly work has had its ups and downs and with developing nothing less is expected. After having worked out all the requested functionalities I've come to the point where a designer is needed.
At our office there are 5 people which include me, two ofther devs, someone for sales and our owner. Which strikes me as odd is that the company already exists for 20 years now and there is still no designer.
This ofcourse has resulted in shitty responsive designs that have been redesigned over 10 times and still look kind of shitty.
So far I've decided not to continue to work for them once I finish their internship.
My current distractions are the need for keltfest and castlefest. I can hardly wait for them. Aside from those two, at work there are hardly any distractions but when it comes to personal projects... yeez where to start?
- magic the gathering
- tv shows
- planning furniture creation
- playing the guitar
This is probably because I don't own a desk. Will create one within the next two weeks.
So I recently started my internship with a company that has created their own CMS for web development. They are currently looking into developing a hybid app.
I'm lucky enough to be tasked with the development of it since learning their CMS in combination with the frameworks they use would take a couple of months according to them.
Now they have their eyes set on the Cordova framework with Sencha Touch, but I'm also aware of Xamarin
Anyone on devrant who has used both and what is your opinion of the two?
Alright, it's been a while since I expressed my thoughts/feelings but here is what I'm dealing with.
Ever since I was a kid I've played games and even ended up enjoying the testing of new beta games more than actually playing games. The first games I played were atomic bomberman and worms. I was 4 at the time and lived in Denmark. By the age of 6 I moved to The Netherlands and have dealt with 8 years of being bullied for a reason I do not know. So as you can imagine I've dealt with a serious depression for a while and have always felt out of place.
Later after a few failed attempts of following an education I got into development. This was after I wasn't accepted into an education of game design. The course I follow now describes itself as application development but all we're doing there is building websites and not learning a proper way to keep code clean.
In the second year of the three year course we had to follow our first internship. This was the first positive thing I've had with school in my entire life. I ended up working for a company that had a game which tested your skill, the game was used by recruiters for bigger companies to pre select the right people for interviews. I had a look at the code of the game and it was a mess, after a couple of meetings further I managed to get them far enough that I could start working on a complete rewrite of their game.
So far it's been a rough road to becoming a game dev but I most certainly hope to own a studio one day. Now I only need to manage until I've got there3
I recently applied for an internship and had the interview already so far it went great but they did request some code to see my logic in development.
Currently I'm working on a permission based user account system in php so that a single system can be used for both mods and regular users and should be quite easy to implement into a site build from scratch.
What I wonder is if it'll be interesting enough to show to them.
The company develops wesites, apps and educational games.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.3
Alright, so i've just finished debugging my laptop. I planned to do some school project however the screen of my laptop suddenly decided i had something else to do and went dark on me. Took it apart, sprayed the hinges a couple of times with some conductor fluid in the hopes it would work again and sure enough it sort of works now.
I really hope it won't crap out on my tomorrow otherwise it'll be time to find a way to get a new laptop..
Okay, so I was wondering if there are any dutch people here who work with C#. I'm in my last year and need to do one final internship but I'm having trouble finding one since I don't care much about web dev. I prefer developing apps and games which is why I went for a course in app dev but the only thing we've been doing is developing shitty websites and I've lost interest in it.
In my last internship I was working on a serious game which recruiters used for the pre selection of people who applied for a job. That was written in C# in unity and was definitely interesting to say the least.
So my question is if any of you have any ideas on where to take my last internship?23
That moment just before release to production where you've tested it a thousand times and suddenly encounter a couple of bugs.
The best thing about being a dev? The darkness that comes crawling out at night doesn't scare us. Even when we're alone we know we're protected by a magical screen of light.