Pretend Speak like an Experienced Developer — 5
Use these casual developer dialogues to increase your ‘developer’ level. general warning: when unwell, drinking lots of fluids and sloth sleeping helps you recover faster.
Every time I hear stuff like open source this and open source that, it sounds great.
Then, you try to install the thing, you realize you have to jump 10,000 different hoops, solve 8 different types of quadratic equations, run 18 different Linux commands and plug 69 separate components and eventually get things working.
Alternatively, you could just pay 200$ annually and go for the ‘click to deploy’ option, save yourself some trouble.
But hey, the choice is always yours.
It was only this week did I realize that I have never actually used a Linux VM on Azure cloud in my entire life. When the occasion called for it, I jumped at the opportunity.
Perhaps colored by my experience with windows VM, I kept downloading the RDP link from the Azure Portal. It did nothing. It kept erroring out on me. I did the web-based diagnostics, and everything seems to be just fine. Tried some off of the ‘off the shelf’ VMs available from providers.
Still nothing. zilch.
Then, it hit me like a brick. Linux does not come with a GUI. So, what exactly is the RDP supposed to connect to, if there is GUI to link with?
Turns out, I have to remote login to the command line. It’s the command line, man. I am and I will remain a dumb, idiot guy.
A lot of people don’t realize this.
However, for a developer, there is nothing more dangerous than back pain. That is why, it is very important that when you setup your developer desk, you ensure that, you have a proper chair for yourself.
If back pain is not managed, it will lead to a slow burn in your muscles. You will find it difficult to sleep. Eventually, things will reach a crescendo and you will fall sick.
These scenarios get worse and worse, as you grow older.
Sit better. Proper chair. Please.
For some time now, my boss has been asking enthusiastically that he also wants to be a developer.
Now then, I have been honest with him that his skills are more on the business side. Also, it will take years to become a full-fledged developer. He is a reasonable guy. He understands where I am coming from.
Still, he comes circling back to this.
Eventually, we hit a compromise. We decided that he could explore software prototyping with no code solutions. That way, he can get many of his ideas into fruition, and perhaps, eventually evolve into a proper no code developer.
It appears to make him happy. There is that.
Every year, my company asks me to give a short talk to the new batch of developers who join the company. Fresh young minds, men and women, excited to start their developer journey.
Then, two years later, most of the women have disappeared from the office.
Where do they disappear to?
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