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The Reality of Developer’s Life

In this post I am going to try to illustrate in a funny way the reality of developer’s life.

This post is a translation of another post written in Spanish.

When you upload something to production environment:

When you find a problem solution without searching in Google:

When you close your IDE without saving the code:

When you try to fix a bug at 3AM:

When your regular expression returns what you expect it:

When my boss reported me that the module I have been working will never be used:

When I show to my boss that I have fixed a bug:

When I upload a code without tests and it works as expected:

When marketing folks show to developers what they have sold:

The first time you apply a CSS to a web page:

When the sysadmin gives you root access:

When you run your script the first time after several hours working on it:

When you go on weekend and everyone else are at office trying to fix all issues:

When your boss finds someone to fix a critical bug:

When you receive an extra paid if project ends before deadline:

When something that had worked on Friday and on Monday did not work:

When you develop without specifications:

When boss tells me that ‘tests are for those who doesn’t know how to code':

Have you ever life one of these experiences? I hope so, if not maybe you are not a real developer

PD: Original Source In Spanish
Reference: The Reality of Developer’s Life from our JCG partner Alex Soto at the One Jar To Rule Them All blog.

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116 comments

  1. Jesus that was funny

  2. Some of the translation didn’t come through 100% but it still made me laugh pretty hard…I just want to help out :)

    When you upload something to production environment:

    When you find a problem solution without searching in Google:

    When you close your IDE without saving the code:

    When you try to fix a bug at 3AM:

    When your regular expression returns what you expect:

    When my boss reported to me that the module I have been working will never be used:

    When I show to my boss a bug fix:

    When I upload code without tests and it works as expected:

    When marketing folks show to developers what they have sold:

    The first time you apply a CSS to a web page:

    When the sysadmin gives you root access:

    When you run your script the first time after several hours of working on it:

    When you leave for the weekend and everyone else at the office is trying to fix issues:

    When your boss looks for someone to fix a critical bug:

    When you receive a cash incentive if project ends before deadline:

    When something that worked on Friday and doesn’t work on Monday:

    When you develop without specifications:

    When boss tells me that ‘tests are for those who doesn’t know how to code’:

    When you update a database script and you realize that you have deleted whole database:

    • Haha very funny, i have seen pleople crying doing this “When you update a database script and you realize that you have deleted whole database”, haha!

  3. awesome!!!

  4. That is really damn funny and true as well.

  5. thats severely awesomely hilarious :D

  6. ahhahha XD I’ve never seen better! :DDD

  7. El original está en -> http://www.forocoches.com/foro/showthread.php?t=3118617 digo… si vas a citar una fuente… al menos que sea la buena…

  8. haha. every pic makes full sense .. lol

  9. The marketing one is the best.

  10. damn u arabs love programming!!!

  11. Great Hit! :D but somewhere it’s true.

  12. Dude, your translation is bad, and you should feel bad

  13. Anyone knows what is the film from “When your regular expression returns what you expect it”

  14. still crying from lauging! so damn true! my last project was exactly the

    When you develop without specifications:
    scenario! still loved it thought! :P

    the view was great :D

  15. anyone know what movie the regex gif is from?

  16. Hilarious !! specially

    When you develop without specifications:

  17. Man, I never laughed like this… BTW I am now in a position “When you develop without specifications:” :-)

  18. The first time you apply a CSS to a web page: reminds me my first week at office…

  19. Hell that I really meet all situation… orz

  20. this one is an Ugly truth for us HHHAHA LOL

  21. Haha! I love these! Can totally relate with many of these! :)

  22. So funny. I like it, thanks. I am an developer and these images reflect what I am facing day by day. :))

  23. I can’t stop laughing XD

  24. Thats not for “real developers” its for web developers….

  25. I’m laughing while reading this. I kinda relate to it. :)

  26. Some of the most hilarious moments I had in a while … thanks!

  27. It’s exactly :D

  28. Awesome!!!! those are exact expressions that come to my mind….

  29. Really funny! Loved the ‘run your script the first time after several hours working on it’

  30. Anyone know where the scene from “css and html” comes from?

  31. Haha, that actually made me laugh. Those gifs really worked well lol.

  32. rotfl, that’s a fantastic summary of a developer life.

  33. Animated GIFS are so horrible. But this could have been a funny post.

  34. this is reality! thanks for this compilation!

  35. So this is how it’s gonna look when my whole life flashes before me!

  36. lol!!! I mostly relate to:

    When you upload something to production environment:
    When you close your IDE without saving the code:
    When I show to my boss that I have fixed a bug:
    When I upload a code without tests and it works as expected:
    The first time you apply a CSS to a web page:
    When the sysadmin gives you root access:
    When you run your script the first time after several hours working on it:
    ********And the most hilarious “been-there” of them all:***********
    When you update a database script and you note that you have deleted whole database:

  37. When I show to my boss that I have fixed a bug it’s really super. the whole page is very very super.

  38. Hahaha really good. Thanks made my day.

  39. after a long time i have laughed this much.
    great work!
    I m working as a tester. Now I m also having a doubt that my project manager was thinking that i cant work in developer projects and hence he has put me in testing………………………lolz

  40. simply awesome…LOL

  41. Hey, how do you know all that stuff… Are you a developer? :p :d

  42. Too funny. I died laughing with these.

  43. Hahaha, that marketing one left me in stitches, awesome post!

  44. after a hard day, this made my day :D

  45. The last gif for “When you update a database script and you note….” isn’t working. Can someone please update it. I want to keep sharing this with all my friends!

  46. Ouadï BELMOKHTAR

    When you close your IDE without saving the code very funny !!

  47. db delete

    critical bug

    no specification

    production environment upload

    friday works-monday dead

  48. Somethimes :D

    When you try to fix a bug at 3AM:

  49. very good..

  50. crime_master_gogo

    haha this is nice … made me laugh.

  51. “one image worth thousand words”, these animated gifs deserve more, at least two thousands :))

  52. I am still laugh. Indeed some moment from my past :)

  53. Great a whole cycle of developers is explained in this pictorial description, very nice.

  54. quiet interesting and amazing… well, i am trying to share my experiences with Windows on restartwindows.blogspot.com which is about for every problem, you have to restart it………….

  55. What a way to start my day!

  56. Awesome ^^ still remember how i start my career :P

  57. LOL!!! Ultimate reality of developers ;)

  58. LoL..!!! I remembered all the events happened in my developer life. :)

  59. still waiting for this experience!!!!

  60. LOL!!………….. Deja vu

  61. Yes, i have experienced every bit of it. :)

  62. Ya… True.. Factu factu :) :)

  63. Excellent ………..This is extremely true!! Hat’s off for presenting our life in very interesting manner.!!

  64. Awesome… Expect even more on this…. :)

  65. Oh boo boo. You developers are so scorned, and your life is so tough. SHUT UP.

  66. LOL I laugh with tears

  67. hahhaha…awesome…god work

  68. Each and every image, clearly saying our state.. Very Funny..

  69. Awesome reality :) i liked it very much

  70. Yes Yes 10000 times Yes……..

  71. Truth to every bit!!!
    Started my day reading this post! Delightful!

  72. ha hha ha…awesome…nice…..

  73. real facts which we feel…!

  74. That is awesome and I have some feeling sometime in my programming life :)

  75. Erblotined Forgatner

    Oh my gosh these are too funny! The little girl and her dominoes knocked me outta my chair! Been there, done that.

  76. haha.. really hilarious :P

  77. Nice. very close to real life

  78. That, was on point!!. Hilarious!

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