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Suraj Vishwakarma
Suraj Vishwakarma

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What is the nightmare for programmers?

Introduction

The struggle of being a programmer is understood by none other than another programmer. We came across a lot of problems all day long and we have to overcome each and every obstacle.

NightMare

So today, I would love us to share things that a coder/programmer hates to encounter?

My thoughts

As a coder/programer I hate following things to encounter

  • No Network🌐
  • Stuck on one problem that takes a lot of time to get solve😨
  • Can't execute the program that I found on the web▢️

Discuss

  • What you hate most as a Programmer?
  • Nightmare for you as a Programmer?

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π’Š©Wii πŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’πŸ’Ÿ • Edited on

What you hate most as a Programmer?

  • Having to read code where someone was trying to be smart.

  • The "programming is just Ctrl+C Ctrl+V" meme.

  • Confused languages that think they're C when they're not.

  • Object-Oriented Programming taken too far.

  • PHP

Nightmare as a Programmer?

Simplifying poorly-written complex code with an equivalent but simpler expression, only to find out after deploying to production that it wasn't equivalent.

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Michel Renaud

"Having to read code where someone was trying to be smart"

So much this! After figuring it out, I'll think "well, that's pretty cool and clever". But then I will likely change it to something more readable because, more often than not, cleverness = maintenance nightmare.

Oh and, I've often been too clever myself for my own good. Go back into some piece of codes a couple of weeks later, come across "me being clever the other day" and going, "WTF does this do?"

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Yess a clear code is what we want

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dastasoft

+1 to all the bullets lol

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Suraj Vishwakarma

🀣🀣

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Suraj Vishwakarma

PHP??

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π’Š©Wii πŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’πŸ’Ÿ

PHP.

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cubiclesocial

PHP is better as a command-line language than a web language.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Okay, I am a newbie to PHP.

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Art Boer

Things on my hate list

  • Still having to support IE in 2021
  • Being forced to work with knockout.js and the great UiComponents in Magento :-(
  • Remote XDebug
  • Forgetting to flush redis or restart varnish and asking myself why the changes do not appear
  • Working in a framework that most of the maintainers (or all) don't really understand, Looking at you once again Magento
  • PHP, before typed properties and return types weren't a thing.. Thank god we have this now
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Eljay-Adobe

Edge. It's been Edge for a long while now. Edge!

I worked on IE 10 and IE 11, at Microsoft. I was surprised β€” and ecstatic β€” when Edge went live. Even many of us on working on IE didn't know about the Edge project in the works until it went public.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Hope your list get smaller over the time

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RobertSeidler

I'm confident, that at some point IE users die out :D

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Rishit Khandelwal

When you can't find solution to a problem any where in the internet.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

This is epic level of frustration

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Eljay-Adobe

Nightmare:

Hit '2' instead of '1'. Where 1 was "make a backup", and 2 was "restore backup". And there was no feedback that a restore was happening rather than a backup.

And it was for year end processing of all the accounting data.

Unfortunately, this nightmare scenario happened for real. Almost 40 years ago, and still haunts my nightmares.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Yessss they don't specify things

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HAP • Edited on

These fall under both categories:

  • Being forced to use the wrong tool for the job
  • Not getting good feedback during your career and having your legs kicked out from under you once you do get good feedback
  • Configuring JVMs and poor java app documentation
  • Too much meta magic in Python with too little documentation
  • ORMs that never support the database functionality you need
  • Programming practices that encourage poor resource utilization when using ORMs that mask the resource management.
  • Ignoring tweaks to existing technologies in favor of over-engineered solutions that are often difficult to setup, integrate, or end up brittle.
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Darsh

QUESTION :- What you hate most as a programmer ?
ANSWER :-
Hating levels
β€’ 00 -- 25 = 😠
β€’ 25 -- 50 = 😑
β€’ 50 -- 75 = 😈
β€’ 75 --.100 = 😫
What I hate are
β€’ No network = 😈
β€’ Bugs in code = 😠
QUESTION :- Nightmare for you as a programmer ?
ANSWER :-
Nightmare levels
β€’ 00 -- 25 = 😠
β€’ 25 -- 50 = 😑
β€’ 50 -- 75 = 😈
β€’ 75 --.100 = 😫
My nightmares are
β€’ Code compiling failure = 😈
β€’ likage of secret codes for a very big project = 😠

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Suraj Vishwakarma

All the point is very frustrating while you try to be in good mood.

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Darsh

Can we talk in dev.to connect for that follow me please and send me a massege please and i am going for some work i will be online in half an hour so dont worry if i dont reply at dev.to connect

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no name

What you hate most as a Programmer?

  1. When my IDE takes too long to recognize the code am writing, so you end up writing without intelliscence πŸ˜ͺ.
  2. Not being able to find the solution to the problem anywhere on the internet.
  3. Going to a dependencies issues section on github and finding my issue and it says "OPEN".

Nightmare

  1. Working on a feature for a long time then being told it was not necessary, due to some client change/request.
  2. Having so much to do to the point where my personal goals as a developer fades into the past.
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Tunji Ayodeji

Testing

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Yep that can be

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cubiclesocial

I don't like symbol soup (e.g. \\<?) because I can't easily search for symbols. Most languages are moving away from verbosity towards a greater use of symbols each and every day, which makes me sad. I wouldn't say I hate it or that it is a nightmare though but it does make it harder for people to get into programming.

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Oliver TRAN

What I hate most:

  • Uncommented bad code
  • Network issues
  • Haphazardous deployment

I work with 3 teams, one of them is based in the Bay area, another one in Vietnam, mine's in Paris. SF Team and mine are mostly senior devs, so we have access to push to production in case of emergency.

And for one of the US devs, it seems like a fckin CSS issue is an emergency. Dude branches out from master, to write some working code, without commenting or testing.

And we told him countless times to respect the chain of command, but still, he doesn't care, and bosses won't change a thing, because "Hey, most of the time, it works"

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Andrew Baisden

Imposter syndrome when you don't think you are good enough.

  • Stuck for hours on a code issue
  • Having to google stuff that you thought you already knew
  • Comparing yourself to other developers and questioning whether you can compete
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Suraj Vishwakarma

Comparing yourself is nightmare for everyone as you will never be better any anyone, you think

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Paolo Monni

Incomprehensible tickets, poorly written.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Yesss that's frustrating

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RobertSeidler

uhhh, no network is probably the most devastating for me - I'm regulary looking up even the documentations of my most used tools, because I forgot / don't know in the first place some detail or syntax. Maybe I should crawl them from time to time, just in case.

Anyway I'm gonna add: "A typo you can't find because someone created two nearly identical looking variables (extra annoying when one stems from higher scope and is a distance away defined)"
I did not encounter this too often, tho.

Also: "An Error in a program you didn't write, worse even proprietary, throwing an undescript Error or just crashing. Still everyone expects you to fix it somehow (which sometimes works, eg. when did something wrong, but damn it's frustrating)"

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Suraj Vishwakarma

I can get it, I was in remote area for a month and there was no network.

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Jan KΓΌster

Nightmare: Deal directly with customers.
Worse: - with customers who already "coded a bit here and there"
Worst nightmare: Sales selling features that haven't even been planned or discussed with anyone besides the customers.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

That nightmare

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James Sinkala

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Python is best

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