Coding Confessional

Anonymous Confessions from Programmers.


Anonymous Confessions from Programmers.

I firmly believe that no competent developer would ever willingly use PHP twice in their lifetime.

Not once did I feel that I knew what I was doing.

I do not always follow my own variable naming conventions.

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If I'm feeling extra lazy I'll leave a comment saying "overflow can happen here" instead of actually fixing it.

I don't use an IDE even when a great IDE is available (such as Eclipse for Java).

I don't even try to find possible bugs after compiling an output executable file.

I look down on programmers who didn't study computer science in college. I don't feel bad about it.

When I get bored of coding for a client, I blame a bug in the framework and take a few days off.

At my uni, people think I can solve every problem, but I just google or go to stackoverflow.

I reddit SO much at work...

I think Rails is painfully convoluted and simply put: a mess.

I've performed chmod -R on /

I use map/reduce in PHP out of spite.

After working with software for a few years i no longer enjoy coding in my spare time.

I'm always extremely bored on daily meetings.

I have transported breakpoints into production

I sometimes use curse words to name variables, because that's just how childish I am.

I was recently criticised slightly so i broke 2 years worth of project code into a nest of eval()'s and then went on holiday

It feels nice when non-programming friends think its cool I'm learning Ruby ; I still have no idea how to write a program after over a year....

I am using proprietary app on my ubuntu :-(

I would rather use BASIC than actually have to make stuff in Ada and I honestly think people who like Ada seem to be, in general, boring.

I work with an active codebase that isn't compiled, so all files are live. I don't do any sort of branching, and will often work on files without making backups.

I write the same source code for some games

I masturbate while coding