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What are your top three everyday pain points as a developer?

This is the third post of the Mayfield + DEV Discussion series. Please feel free to go back and answer previous questions as well.

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Bas Steins
  1. Missing Documentation
  2. Meetings that should have been an emai
  3. misused JIRA

Plus, depending on the client:

  1. restricted environments (proxies, VPNs, ...) that just standing in the way rather than provide extra security
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Ben Halpern

I'm curious about specifics regarding misued JIRA.

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Bas Steins

Well, I've seen any sorts of this in the wild:

  • Tickets are not really tickets, but a trash can for ideas
  • Overcomplicated workflow configuration
  • Tickets referencing documents elsewhere ("I've posted that in slack" - "sure you did, but when and where?")
  • misconfigured integrations with deployment pipelines
  • ...
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Kei Koyama

I'm curious about the restricted environments. What specific issues have you run into? Are they all client-side?

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Lucas Perez

Back, head and wrist.

williamwild009 profile image

It is important to take care of your health. But lately, I have been suffering from back pain after sitting at the computer for a long time. I wish there was some way to ease the pain. I have heard that CBD products help someone. Can anyone help me here? Thanks in advance for your answers!

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Edmund Gomes

Bio Freeze... Spray it on pain is gone!! Its magic(I should trade mark that lol)... This is obviously a quick fix and doesn't cure the root issue... sitting in the same position for hours on end.. you have to move and stretch

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  1. Undocumented code
  2. Unclear priorities
  3. Dealing with non technical problems like burocracy or users that don't read the manual
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  1. Working on projects with deprecated software/technologies.
  2. Not having enough things automated.
  3. Being forced to use Windows as work OS.
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Jonathan Apodaca
  1. Not prioritizing developer experience
  2. Premature optimization
  3. Code that is not strongly typed
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To be honest, I know very well what health problems are. My joints and muscles often hurt. So I started looking for something that could help me and came across cbd roll on 1000mg and started using this product and it really helps me. So, read the article and try this hemp CBD oil. I think things will get better.

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Bobo Brussels
  1. Flakey tests
  2. Dependencies
  3. Meetings
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Andrew Baisden
  1. Too many meetings (distractions)
  2. Unclear briefs that lack details
  3. Short deadlines that leads to poor code quality and lack of test coverage
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Arika O

Back pain x 3 😂

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Christian • Edited
  1. Daily standups
  2. Jira, even if well used
  3. Clients who do not understand the real priorities, this can really kill projects
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Uriel Bitton • Edited

Receiving unclean or inefficient code from developers. #1 most annoying thing to deal with.

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Supportic • Edited

pushing commits just to revert them later
facing merges instead of rebases

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