Although I can write in Russian, I do not know the Russian keyboard fluently. It takes forever to type in Russian. What if it didn’t have to be that way?
Often I’ll have a boolean value passed in as a string. This means an
if statement will have to look like this:
You’re exchanging phone numbers. You have to repeat your phone number and your name and name. Why not simply have the other person scan a QR code that automatically imports your contact info.
The longer you’re in your career the more you realize how nauseating the following advice is:
- Give it your 110%
- Give it your best
Is there a Linux package that you want to use in Heroku? In my case, I wanted to use MediaInfo which required an apt package installation. Typically this would be an
apt install mediainfo command on a Linux machine. But how do you do this in Heroku?
All modern browsers have Inspect Element. When I’m working on a Rails page that loads a lot of partials, it’s a pain to hunt down where those partials are located. I wish I had Inspect Element for Rails views.
When I worked in Oil and Gas, I saw guys in their early-60s forced to retire after getting laid off due to downturns.
As a software developer — you should know competitive salaries in the industry or else you might end up underpaid (sometimes severely). Having salary data will also help you ask for market-rate raises.
But what if they think I’m stupid? Guess what — They don’t expect much from you right now anyway.