What are some programming red pills and open secrets that you don't hear through official means?


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What are some programming red pills and open secrets that you don't hear through official means?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    free software is practically always superior to proprietary, and is always the number one choice, unless the business is paid by someone else to use their software instead

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get out of here Stallman you unwashed pedophile

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fpwp
      Open sores is trash, that's why it's open sores.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't watch free youtube videos.
    A payed course with videos might be good, and you might come upon a rare channel with good videos.
    But 99% of them are a scam, as in literally made by people who have no idea what they're talking about or don't have any real familiarity with the technology they're using.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's common sense.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some are fine, but yes, if they are free, and they seem good, it is because there is a catch. Nothing wrong with that, because it is not like people don't have to work to make a video, but yeah, OP should be aware of it.
      As in some free video teaching you how to make some insane webapp using <insert some paid CMS>, there is nothing wrong with it. But keep in mind that a lot of those things are paid shills for whatever.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can still learn a lot from them, but just don't forget that you are learning something from a "stealth ad". Anyone somewhat aware of things should be able to notice that.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's true for anything on YouTube. Pros need to get payed. That's why YouTube and most of the internet is just a huge propaganda operation at this point.
      Just didn't understand If you are advocating for paid videos though. Which ones would be good?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not blindly advocating for paid videos, as I said they might be good, just like there are some good free videos. It's a hit and miss too but it's a smaller ocean.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This was a painful realisation.
      So much time wasted.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      only good videos are from random ass professors uploading lecture notes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >But 99% of them are a scam, as in literally made by people who have no idea what they're talking about or don't have any real familiarity with the technology they're using.
      The final redpill is that this principle applies across all domains. No Exceptions.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's the alternative?
      Serious question

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bad suggestions. Watch them early on but also read books. Videos on tube and udemy or freecode camp are entry level stuffs.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i dont watch them but it doesnt sound logical
      people making videos on youtube get paid for popularity through ads, so if they are bad it's because the majority promotes bad videos

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    macos is good and people who prefer windows either use it for gaming and game development or don't know what they're talking about.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >get the inferior unix experience
      >pay for it
      Why are they like this?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I never mentioned linux

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >condemns Loonix to be forever irrelevant on the desktop

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      o365 is a web app and my company only sometimes uses adobe acrobat to edit pdfs (barely).
      Unironically it's practically easier to use o365 on linux than it is on Windows.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    everyone's (ab)using amphetamine

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Linux desktop sucks not because Microsoft sabotages it, but because almost all people paid to write software for it use it only as a server, and all Linux companies only make money from server stuff.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    whoever uses copilot is a cuck.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Frameworks and libraries aren't magical tools that automatically make you write better code.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're not motivated enough to teach yourself and do your own projects, you will never succeed in the industry. The best you can hope for is to just about get along.

    ... And if you do that, all of your current and future colleagues will despise you, rightfully.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Companies don't want talented and efficient programmers, they want replaceable workers. That's why there is such a push to simplify programming (GC, VMs, dynamic languages), it's to lower the skill floor so they can hire anyone except those talented programmers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >dynamic languages
      >simple

      Non-dynamic languages aren't as expressive. What takes 10 statements with a non-dynamic language can be done with a dynamic language in 1 statement.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's exactly his point homosexual

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I love dynamic languages, scheme being my favorite, but they used to be niche. They got promoted HARD starting 2008. They're easier and generally have a good package system which means a bad programmer can just pull some code to do what they can't do.
        I have to add, open source is a gold mine for this. Encourage young people to release code for free, saying that it will help them to get hired. Instead, that code gets used by their replacements, eg.: pajeets.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >pajeets

          and MS copilot.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Expanding on your idea, we might as well ban all high level languages altogether and only allow assembly as that would create the highest skill floor and exclusivity. But, that won't be enough because as soon as people learn the language, the exclusivity would be lost. Why even bother with the charade being skillful and talented if all you want is just protectionism?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's not what I said, are you retarded?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              That's not what you said, but that's essentially what you want. You want programming to be as inaccessible as a possible to protect your own exclusivity. Fucking talent and efficient programmer my ass.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not him but we should protect our own exclusivity.
                Not from other devs (wherever they are from), but from ~~*them*~~. Not happening tho, so we are doomed to eat bugs.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hahahaha, I see that you are triggered.
                Tell me, why shouldn't companies hire fewer programmers who are more efficient, without using the words "privilege" and "racist".

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The guy who made LULZ also made reddit and facebook

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The guy who made LULZ also made reddit and facebook

      Uh-huh. I think his name is "Steve." He's around here, somewhere.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There won't be any good all around creative FOSS software because FOSS nerds thinks that creative workflow should be a technical workflow. This is the reason why there are no good image, video editors or DAW's that are FOSS, with the only exception: Blender, and that because of how 3D is very technical in nature, go outside of that, you will never see a good FOSS alternative.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >programming red pills
    soft skills get you way further than pure technical skills, even as a dev

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >soft skills
      such as?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        at the bare minimum keeping your power level in check and passing as a normie. ideally, strong leadership, charisma, and the ability to influence people around you.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >programming red pills
          soft skills get you way further than pure technical skills, even as a dev

          depends on the interview and work environment.
          I've gotten jobs for showing my "autism" power level, I've also failed job interviews for showing it other times, I try to read the room but sometimes I forget.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Take notes about people. People fucking love you if you remember some obscure shit they mentioned once two years ago. It got me some massive tips from regulars back when I was working at a bar.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          at the bare minimum keeping your power level in check and passing as a normie. ideally, strong leadership, charisma, and the ability to influence people around you.

          oh you mean charisma.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>soft skills
        >such as?
        Not being a disagreeable cunt gets you far.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need to be the best to succeed, soft skills will matter more
    Be a normie, acting full autistic in real life isn't funny or good

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Greenspun's 10th Law

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    fuck you zoomer I'm not gonna tell you the secrets, remember what happened to zlib? fuck off

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Documentation is almost always the best source of truth and information and you probably don't need google at all if you have good documentation. Here's an IT one: if it takes more than 4 hours to troubleshoot a problem, it's just faster to rebuild the client's computer.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reading blog posts, essays and books won't make you a better programmer

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A degree in electronics engineer will teach you more about programming than a degree in software engineering

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OOP is a meme, and functional programming needs side effects to do anything useful

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Optimization is a guaranteed waste of time unless you know that a segment of code is a bottleneck and needs to be optimized

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't watch videos and *never* follow tutorials. Read docs and figure things out for yourself, that's the only way to learn. Also never pay for information (university doesn't count), I'm talking about bootcamps and Ud**y courses, they are a complete scam.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tutorials are good for explaining concepts, and are fine as long as you apply the concepts on your own afterward.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't assume anything anyone else wrote works the way it's supposed to. I don't care how many people use it on a daily basis.

    For that matter, don't assume anything you wrote does either.

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