Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 10:45 UTC
General Development "Programming is hard. Don't ever feel bad because you aren't as good at 'just googling it' as the person next to you. Don't ever let hackathon snobs talk you out of creating the next Twitter for cats or Yelp for public washrooms. Even the dumbest ideas (like trying to make animated polygons disappear and reappear) will help you improve as a programmer. Learning to program is largely about learning to learn - and the best way to learn is to do." For some reason, I love this short story.
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RE[5]: Programmers
by Delgarde on Wed 27th Mar 2013 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Programmers"
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

Oh I totally agree, it just sad when they happen in languages that are used extremely often, and there is a lot of information out there on how to do it correctly.


Yes, but the reason you don't get WTFs in obscure languages is that the kind of moron who writes that code hasn't heard of those languages.

They occur in Java, C#, VB, etc because those are the languages most used in the commercial world, attracting people who think they can make a living out of something they have no aptitude for.

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RE[6]: Programmers
by lucas_maximus on Thu 28th Mar 2013 07:34 in reply to "RE[5]: Programmers"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The only one I can really excuse is JavaScript because it is just totally different to anything else I have programmed with before. My manager tends to write very good C#, but his JavaScript looks like a C# programmer trying to make it look like Java.

PHP deserves all the flack that it gets, it doesn't even have a language specification.

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