This just in: DHH is still a douchebag

Ah, DHH. A lovely series of articles showing off your inexperience once more.

And this from an “industry leader” who should know better.

There are some wonderful quotes from the father of Rails that tell me he’s still the same douchebag he’s always been, and still has no idea how quickly complex projects go bad when built with his OMFG COUPLE EVERYTHING YAY mentality. Continue reading “This just in: DHH is still a douchebag”

HI IM RAILS I CAN HAZ MAGIC?

Again, why I hate all you fucking Ruby developers

I have a serious issue with Ruby magic.. no, wait, Rails magic… hmm, well no, maybe magic within the funky “sub-framework” I use?

Oh FUCKIN’ A, I don’t know. There’s a project I work on and it uses Rails. And it’s using an unnamed and incredibly shitty “sub-framework” (referred to henceforth as “Cyclops”) that forces us to use very specific gems whether we like it or not. In some cases the gems are cool, and in some cases they are the fucking devil himself. Continue reading “HI IM RAILS I CAN HAZ MAGIC?”

Dependency injection by any other name… still means you’re an idiot

Summary for those who don’t want to read yet another angry nerd rant

Dependency Injection is still Dependency Injection even if you use an approach that’s specific to Ruby 2.1 and decide to call it “Interception Injection”. Just like incompetent developers are still incompetent even if they start inventing fake patterns. Continue reading “Dependency injection by any other name… still means you’re an idiot”

Automated testing saves the day

I’m working on a Ruby on Rails application, where automated testing is an absolute must. Unlike Java or C++, you don’t have any kind of useful compile-time warnings and errors to tell you where you’ve screwed up, made a typo, etc. Most errors in a Rails web app happen when a user interacts with your code, so if you don’t test, you don’t know about bugs until it’s too late. This is one of many reasons I’m wishing for a nice C++ project to play with… but that’s another topic for another day…. Continue reading “Automated testing saves the day”

Clarification about the unions

To clear up some things that seem contradictory between my “public employee apology” and my recent “OUS is ripping us off” posts, I offer a few bullet points.

But first, check out what software engineers get paid to understand why I feel OUS underpays us. The general IT positions are even lower, of course, but I don’t have as much of a frame of reference for those pay scales vs. the private sector. Continue reading “Clarification about the unions”

OUS vs. SEIU 2013

Two years ago I went on a rant about how unions aren’t demanding as much as the public sometimes perceives they are. Now, after seeing the IT world of the Oregon University System (I’ve worked in two of the universities over the past three years), I have to say the union pay structure is indeed crap, even with the benefits. Continue reading “OUS vs. SEIU 2013”