The Sorting Hat
By - vincentdnl
Wait it's all legacy?
Always has been
Git blame -> written 1 week ago -> legacy
Your little special pet project is just somebody's future legacy horror show.
If it ends up being used...
The good news is that I'm capable and friendly enough that companies seem to trust me to be The One Remaining Critical Guy keeping the Important Project from falling over.
The bad news is I really don't want to be...
That’s a great role to be in, for about a year. You’re extremely valuable, you have job security, no one else really wants your job...
Just make sure you’re developing your skills somehow so you aren’t screwed over when it’s time to look for the next job.
> developing your skills somehow
Frankly, my current position is... challenging, but so much of it is flitting between Devops groovy files and bash and Java and makefiles and patchfiles and XML configuration... I feel like I've gotten out of touch with "real coding" in the actual Write A Thing flow. Instead it's all about reading and fixing other code.
So yeah, with the Zeno's Paradox of the project getting extended "just another six months... just another three months..."
That sounds hauntingly familiar.
*Image Transcription: Comic*
[*DEVS & DRAGONS - #4 THE SORTING HAT, by VINCENTDNL*]
[*Two characters are talking. Character 1 is wearing the sorting hat.*]
**Character 1**: NOW LET'S SEE WHAT PROJECT WE WILL ASSIGN YOU TO...
[*Character 1 puts the sorting hat on the head of Character 2.*]
[*Character 2 mumbles.*]
**Character 2**: NOT THE LEGACY PROJECT... NOT THE LEGACY...
[*The Sorting hat announces its decision.*]
**Sorting hat**: HE WILL WORK ON THE LEGACY PROJECT!
**Character 1**: PERFECT!
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\#4, I need 1 through 3 ASAP.
I've studied React hooks intensively and I'm ready to use them.
Wait, what is `this` and what does this `constructor` function do?
Currently trying to port legacy code to arm64. They also want the latest c++ standard. I would have been fine if a large base of people use it but they don't. They never do.
I want to see the first three comics!
[Here is #3](https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/n1xcai/the_rockstar_developer/)
[And I guess this one is #1](https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/mnn5dr/new_recruits_first_day/)
/u/DrinkToShrink is right!
Also I'm going to continue this Dev & Dragons serie as I very much enjoy drawing it!
Cool. Just read all the others. Good job, all of them are great!
What an ass-hat.
[The Choosy Hat](https://youtu.be/R2OzXSdAmgo)
No... not again.
The hat of overcoming your fears