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Christopher J Bednar Jr
Christopher J Bednar Jr

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I spent all day...

I just spent the entire day working on a bug in a deployment pipeline for one of the services my team manages.

After spending hours and hours trying to figure out what the problem was, I came across the solution. I created a file named 'requirements.yaml' and put it in wrong directory. It was almost in the right place, which made it hard to notice that it wasn't.

At first, I felt disappointed that I missed something so incredibly obvious and felt dumb. Especially considering that I've been a software developer in the industry for about 5 years.

But, I reframed this thought. I actually learned quite a lot. I learned a lot because it forced me to learn. I was reading, very carefully, the documentation pertaining my company's software development process. This resulted in me learning more about Kubernetes, Jenkins, Helm charts, etc that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. I didn't waste time; I learned a lot in this process.

Even though this seemed like a silly mistake, working through it made me a better developer... The more you struggle and overcome, the stronger you become.

Top comments (3)

isarisariver profile image

It's problems like this that help you learn the most. I have many stories like this πŸ™‚
Thanks for sharing.

aslasn profile image

Glad you found the culprit. This happened to me few times too. They do help you learn and sometime find weak points in your codebase.

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Christopher J Bednar Jr

Thanks :)