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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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114 Responses to "The Reality of Developer’s Life"

  1. Marco Castigliego says:

    Jesus that was funny

  2. Val Baca says:

    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:

  3. sunitha raghurajan says:

    awesome!!!

  4. waqar says:

    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. Levhita says:

    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. Phil Loden says:

    The marketing one is the best.

  10. gbresale@live.com says:

    damn u arabs love programming!!!

  11. Vaibhav Singh says:

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

  12. Charlottina says:

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

  13. Edward says:

    The “original” spanish source is a repost of http://thejoysofcode.com/ and http://this-plt-life.tumblr.com/

  14. Vasil says:

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

  15. JohnnyXP64 says:

    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

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

  17. Hilarious !! specially

    When you develop without specifications:

  18. Siva Prasad Reddy says:

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

  19. Siva Prasad Reddy says:

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

  20. Fenix says:

    Hell that I really meet all situation… orz

  21. jacinth says:

    this one is an Ugly truth for us HHHAHA LOL

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

  23. PBL says:

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

  24. Francesco Casula says:

    I can’t stop laughing XD

  25. bla says:

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

  26. Haha, great. Highly recommended.

  27. psepheroth says:

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

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

  29. Viet Tran says:

    It’s exactly :D

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

  31. Thoang Tran says:

    funny !

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

  33. Ryo Saeba says:

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

  34. olanmills says:

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

  35. Nightmare says:

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

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

  37. blupp says:

    this is reality! thanks for this compilation!

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

  39. Michal Lev says:

    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:

  40. srini vasan says:

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

  41. Zenwalker says:

    Hahaha really good. Thanks made my day.

  42. pooja phopre says:

    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

  43. Abhijeet Patil says:

    simply awesome…LOL

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

  45. Too funny. I died laughing with these.

  46. Jamal says:

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

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

  48. Charlie says:

    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!

  49. Ouadï BELMOKHTAR says:

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

  50. db delete

    critical bug

    no specification

    production environment upload

    friday works-monday dead

  51. Lopes says:

    Somethimes :D

    When you try to fix a bug at 3AM:

  52. Selim Üstebay says:

    very good..

  53. crime_master_gogo says:

    haha this is nice … made me laugh.

  54. Baris Oztekin says:

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

  55. Font ocean says:

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

  56. Sliding Gates says:

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

  57. Sindhi Shah says:

    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………….

  58. Zbonger Masangu says:

    What a way to start my day!

  59. Fahmim Rezuan says:

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

  60. Geekyard says:

    LOL!!! Ultimate reality of developers ;)

  61. Rajasekhar says:

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

  62. sam says:

    still waiting for this experience!!!!

  63. saurabh says:

    LOL!!………….. Deja vu

  64. Vinay says:

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

  65. Jaya Ananthram says:

    Ya… True.. Factu factu :) :)

  66. Akash says:

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

  67. Anandakumar says:

    Awesome… Expect even more on this…. :)

  68. Dmitri says:

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

  69. Orest Vitija says:

    LOL I laugh with tears

  70. lady-java says:

    hahhaha…awesome…god work

  71. Ritesh says:

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

  72. Tweety says:

    Awesome reality :) i liked it very much

  73. Ravi says:

    Yes Yes 10000 times Yes……..

  74. akC says:

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

  75. Pushpendra says:

    ha hha ha…awesome…nice…..

  76. narayana says:

    real facts which we feel…!

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

  78. Erblotined Forgatner says:

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

  79. viddy says:

    haha.. really hilarious :P

  80. Kiran says:

    Nice. very close to real life

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