SkillsLaying eggs, poisoning attackers. Fear the platypus!
LocationIn your closet...
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Anyone using nose2 as their primary unit testing framework?
If so, why do you prefer it over pytest? The nose2 homepage effective recommends pytest, so wondering about the future of nose2.2
There's so much hype and bullshit around Machine Learning (ML). And if I have to read one more crappy prediction of who survived on the Titantic, I'll go postal.
So, what real-world problems are you using it to address...and how successful has it been? What decisions have you supported using ML? What models did you use (e.g. logistic regression, decision trees, ANN)?
Anyone got any boringly useful examples of ML in production?
And don't say you're using it to predict survival rates for the design of new cruise ships...although, to be fair, that might be quite interesting...6
For fuck’s sake. Here we go again. The old, “...but think of the children...” argument.14
Why does Ubuntu get so much hate on here?
Is it because people believe it doesn’t act according to the spirit of the Linux community (whatever that is) or are their technical reasons?16
Anyone find sequence diagrams useful? I’m working with a BA who loves creating these things—he has a tool he knows and clearly wants to get his money’s worth.
Just seems like busy work to me. Takes more time to understand them than if he just explained the concept in text.8
Anyone using TabNine—especially the Pro version?
Impressed, or meh?
What language/IDEs have your tried?6
Can anyway recommend a book (or other quality resource) on tensor programming that isn’t focused on all this ML crap?
I’d like to use GPUs for some simulation modelling, so interested in vector and matrix manipulation.2
Anyone using the Coconut variant of Python? Looks like it adds the stuff I want Python to have.
Would be interested in any experiences.
I need to encrypt some large files at rest and then decrypt them immediately prior to processing.
App and files are on a Linux system (CentOS). App is in C. Machine is controlled by a third party.
What encryption libraries would you recommend? And, is there any clever way of managing the decryption key beyond compiling it in the code and doing some basic obfuscation?
Are they fancy obfuscation libraries out there, for example?
And, the reason I'm not going to SO (well, one reason) is that I don't want to have 50 answers that tell me that's it's impossible to 100% protect data on a machine you don't control. This I understand---just looking for "best effort" solution.8
Devs regularly complain that our skills are not valued enough and that people think what we do is easy.
But, we don't really help the cause when we run around casually claiming to be "full stack" and not turning down work that clearly isn't in our area of competence.
We act more like Victorian amateur scientists.
Every seen a "full stack" doctor when you go to hospital? "Brain to feet---I can do it all."
OK, we have general practitioners, but they are really the BAs of the medical world. When it comes to getting into the weed, everyone specializes.
Full stack lawyer? "Hey, you did an excellent job of dealing with my house purchase. I've just been accused of murder. Can you represent me?"
While we continue to say that we can provide a high quality "full stack" experience I think we are signaling that this stuff *is* easy.19
Potential client: "We need this project done, but don't have much of a budget. But, if it's successful, could result in a lot more work."
If you want me to invest in your company, offer stock.
So, you ask me for a quote. You know nothing about the technology or the problem, but you think the quote is too high.
On what fucking basis are you assessing the quote? On the number of words? Font? Whether your spouse/cat hates you (both do). Basically, whatever I said, you'd have said it was too high, right?
Next time *you* tell *me* how much you have to spend and I'll tell you what you can get for your budget.
Maybe a coffee and a small cake.
Don't fucking call me again.2
Just had to write an old-skool for loop. Index...termination condition...whole works. I feel dirty.
Bit embarrassing as someone saw me writing it, thought I was a hacker and informed the authorities. Spent the last hour being waterboarded.
We had a big laugh about it when they realized I was just fixing bugs in a legacy app.
National Security. Hilarious.10
Handed off a Markdown presentation to the marketing dept to add some pizzaz too---just to see what happens.
My bet is that they'll redo it all in PowerPoint. Or fire me. Latter is the lessor of two evils.2
How do you feel about using TypeScript with React? I appreciate the benefits, but, as every snippet of React code everywhere on the web is vanilla JS,I just don't want the cognitive overhead.
Yes, I know TS is JS, but, if I'm not going to use the features, why bother? I'd want to strongly type props, state, etc.
What's the status of TypeScript support in the React ecosystem (eg Router, MUI, etc.)?
I'm kinda hoping Reason will get some traction as the type inference is much better, but, will that happen? Or is that going to fizzle so it's a choice between TS and JS?
Appreciate any thoughts on this---including those from anyone who's in the same boat.
Looking for views on TS in React ecosystem---no need to sell me on TS in general.6
Fiddling with the UiPath RPA tool. What the fuck is this monster?
So, you create apps by drawing a flowchart, like some kid using Scratch. Then, suddenly, you have to create a .NET object just to get a random number!
Who the fuck is the target audience that can create objects, call a directory read function, etc, but can't write a loop?! Show me that fucking person.
Then I have to debug the fucking selectors when they don't work correct. All this requires is understanding how UIs are structured under the hood. So, you know that a menu bar is a window, but you need to draw a fucking if statement?!
And how would you debug and manage this monstrosity?
It like we learned nothing from all the Excel apps we build for decades.
I mean, it's an impressive app. But, why does it exist?
Someone needs to stop this before it gets out into the wild or we'll all be debugging flowchart a created by business analysts.
You have been warned. Join the fight or accept the consequences.1
The CEO of Harley Davidson once said his was the only company logo that people tattoo on their body.
Anyone sad enough to have a tech tattoo...and brave enough to admit it?13
What happens when your DevRant score surpasses your Stack Overflow one? Do you ascend to a higher spiritual plane?5
What the fuck has one of my clients been up to?! Every request he makes he suggests we might want to do it via a function.
"We need to ensure this is password protected. Maybe wrap the calls in a function."
I wander if he goes into the bakery and says, "I need a loaf of bread---use flour."
All I can think of is that someone influential in his life is an FP zealot and he's latched onto this word.
But, I quite like FP. Maybe I'll refactor everything to static classes to meet the requirement.
Hope to Christ he doesn't find out about HTML, etc. "Maybe add a CSS rule."8
If you've recently changed your primary OS which tool/app do you miss the most?
I moved from Windows and miss Ron's Editor and SyncBack Pro.14
What's with this "!rant" thing at the start of rants? Is it some ettiquette thing when you mistakenly mis-tag, but can't change the tag, so you have to add this to say "genuine mistake"?4
Those of you who run Linux *exclusively*... What are you doing in the OS that makes it a big deal for you?
Personally, I spend the bulk of my time in *apps*---editor, IDE, browser, messaging, calendar, etc. OK, a little time in command line, but minutes a day, if I add it up. And I can get Bash anywhere.
Now, you could argue that, if I spend most of my time in apps, then I should have a minimalist OS. Fair comment. Is that all it is?
But, I feel OS is quite an unimportant part of my day. App launcher for much of it.15
People who put stickers on laptops... Are they badges of honour or aspirational?
So, if you code in VB6, but want to write Reason code, do you have VB6 stickers, showing you have lived through it, or Reason stickers, hoping that recruiters read your laptop stickers.
Or, is it just some undirected mess when you are handed a sticker and you put it on---like a reflex action?8
Is this actually a thing in 2019?
I'm being asked to run a JS seminar with Eclipse as the IDE. I've not seen this used in a JS shop for ages. Are there significant pockets of use out there that I'm unaware of?3
What's with all this micro-certification nonsense that seems to plague the industry? Does anyone actually give a shit that I may have passed some vendor's five day bootcamp?
Apparently I can now have a trophy (virtual, of course) if I complete X online MS courses.
Some of these courses seem to focus on stuff that has no use in day-to-day work.
And I have to actually pay because I learned your product and then pay to maintain the cert in some cases. WTF?!
I can see why the vendors do it---I like free money too---but why have we even let this become a thing.
It's like collecting baseball cards.
I despair of what our industry has become...I really do.11