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Moe Long
Moe Long

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What do you hate about being a developer?

Being a programmer can be a lot of fun, a rewarding career, and offer continued skill development. But what do you hate about being a programmer?

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Working on projects doomed from the start for non technical reasons

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Moe Long Author

That's a great answer I hadn't even thought of! What sorts of non-technical issues have plagued projects that you've experienced?

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Eric Ries tells the story that, before writing the Lean Startup, he worked hard for six months until the 2003 launch of a web-based 3D Virtual World product. When they put the software available for download on their website, it turns out that nobody clicked on the link.

Eric Ries concluded that he could have as well put a fake download link that gives an error HTTP 404 and spend six months on the beach doing nothing.

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erica (she/her)

Shockingly enough, the screen time! Even with taking frequent breaks and a bunch of other eye strain prevention techniques, my eyes are begging me to just stare at the clouds by the end of the day.

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Moe Long Author

Oh! That's a really good answer I'd not even thought of. Do you have any means of combatting that, like blue light glasses?

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erica (she/her)

I use 3 techniques: my glasses do have a blue light coating, the Windows night light setting is awesome (set it more intensely than you think - it won't look orange after a couple days!), and I use dark mode everywhere I can (OS settings, themes, browser extensions, etc).

Overall, I'd say the night light setting and using dark mode have the biggest impact.

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Moe Long Author

Nice! Do do you mind if I quote you in an article I'm working on about what devs hate the most about being a developer? I really liked your answers!

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erica (she/her)

That's fine with me!

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Moe Long Author

Rad! Thanks for that! I'm happy to link to your Twitter, LinkedIn, something like that if you want, and I'll drop a link to the article once it's out.

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erica (she/her)

I'm not very active on Twitter (yet!), but my LinkedIn is here

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Ganesh Raja

Dealing with People who don't understand tech and expect something impossible to be developed.

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Moe Long Author

Have you got any anecdoted about that particular challenge, the techie vs. non-techie chasam?

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Fiana Fortressia

As a secondary student, balancing school with coding.

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Dendi Handian

I consider this still fun until you got an actual job and people expect something from you.

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Fiana Fortressia

Yea

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Dendi Handian

Maintaining unmaintainted legacy project.

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