Hello hello hello! It’s time to publish a new #GeekListener digest! What was interesting during the last week? What trends in twitter among the developers? As usual, I’m going to comment on tweets which I liked more than others. By the way, on the past week was a big software development conference in Berlin – GOTO, where cool architects are team leads were involved in different discussions, talks and panels. We will discuss it a little!
About the concurrency by Oliver Wehrens:
Damn you #gotober too many interesting talks in parallel
— Oliver Wehrens ™ (@owehrens) December 4, 2015
Paradox! As soon as developers learned how to organise a job process in parallel, the customers became angry!
Yasmina Haryono starts the digest with her doubts.
— Yasmina Haryono (@yasmina) December 3, 2015
Yasmina, I’ve attended many software development conferences. I’ve noticed a tendency that most of the talks there were slightly related to technical aspects of the development. It seems that the speakers usually come to relax and take a break from routine technical stuff. So don’t hesitate to visit any of such events in the future.
Meet our next participant, who is hungry to a career adventure.
— Michael Baer (@CallistoBerlin) December 3, 2015
The attendees at tech conferences are confused by things said by speakers all the time. So it wasn’t an exception either. One more developer is disappointed in his job and its organisation, since the boss was mentioned. Good thought by Joe Beda now:
The most impressive things are done by people that don't know what they are doing is impossible. Experience can work against you.
— Joe Beda (@jbeda) December 3, 2015
Totally agree and e.g. invention of LeafLet.js is a proof of this tweet. But as for me the most impressive phenomenon is the graduates of computer science who need to have 2 years of experience in order to become a Junior Java Developer. In this case students do impossible and the experience works for them :)
About the charlatans…
Never trust a developer wearing a suit.
— I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) December 4, 2015
A developer who wears a suit:
b) becomes a SCRUM-master
A wise idea by Brandon Hays
Programming is almost exactly like learning a musical instrument in that it takes a ton of hard work and looks like it takes talent instead.
— Brandon Hays (@tehviking) December 4, 2015
I want to supplement. It’s not only hard work, but also a humiliation and suffering. It depends from learning methods :)
Be careful answering on StackOverFlow…
Should I be flattered or mildly worried that someone found me on Twitter just to tell me that they think I was wrong on Stack Overflow?
— Andy Wilkinson (@ankinson) December 5, 2015
Andy, call the police. Who knows they have in mind? Maybe their next step is to take a shit at your front door.
Andrew Byrne about testing:
TDD can't fail us; we can only fail at TDD.
— Andrew Byrne (@AndruByrne) December 8, 2015
True dzen. Guys, stop blaming TDD, BDD and tests in general. Nobody gives a shit, that you don’t know how to write tests and only then implement a not working functionality.
Coté about a company policies harassment:
If your company dictates what you can Tweet, hopefully you're privileged enough to start looking for a new job.
— Coté (@cote) December 8, 2015
Usually at such companies you are privileged to start looking for a new job, immediately after “wrong” tweet :)
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