Programming memes that really pass my integration tests

I’ve been too busy to write a proper blog this week so here’s a bunch of programming memes.

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I once crashed a server with 16GB of RAM back in 2010 because I forgot to free memory in the search call
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It’s amazing how often you come across the same basic problems just wrapped up inside fancier paradigms as a programmer
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22307 passing tests in 681ms is something I think even non-programmers want
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Deleting code (and everything still works) is one of the best feelings you can get
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I use this one a lot at work when the monthly release starts ramping up and the other teams start creating merge conflicts for my team’s PRs
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Java makes me sad
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I once worked with someone who felt very strongly about self-documenting code. They learned the hard way that there is no such thing as self-documenting code.
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A rite of passage. Made me very sad when the story of the junior dev who dropped a prod database got fired was circulating a year or so ago.
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How to win Java friends as a Python dev
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Had other devs do this a bunch of times and removed my team’s work in the process
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Once had to debug an issue using nothing but try, catch and the PHP die() command. That was a fun time…
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Instead these days you install 300MBs of node_modules to use a React component that wraps an animation library. I miss the old HTML that I cut my teeth on sometimes
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Over-engineering ftw
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On the 6th day the code makes it into prod and crashes. In my experience anyway
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People who knowingly do this should be imprisoned
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At time of writing npm does not have a JS framework called Sparkling

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