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Christian Heilmann
Christian Heilmann

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What people think that web developers do vs. what we really do

What people think web developers do:

Chart showing what people think web developers do

  • Code, deploy and use, with coding being the main task

What web developers really do:

Chart showing the real tasks

  • Coding
  • Require random 3rd party framework code
  • Updating Node/NPM
  • Try the last command again with sudo
  • Checking on mobile
  • Shaking fist towards Cupertino
  • Looking things up on the web
  • Pasting Stack Overflow solutions
  • Resize the browser/use emulation
  • Discover that a browser extension was the problem all along
  • Explain again that things can't look the same everywhere
  • Add ARIA till everything is fine
  • Trace performance issues back to analytics/ad code
  • Convert content to usable formats
  • Adding/Removing console.log()
  • Invalidate caches
  • Using
  • Summon Imhotep using blood magic to help with a rendering bug

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Andrew Baisden

True also lots of googling πŸ˜‚

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Christian Heilmann Author

That is "looking things up on the web", isn't it?

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Andrew Baisden

Fair point 😊

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Kelsey Jones

Very good stuff

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Sulaiman Sudirman

Can confirm, had to summon Imhotep

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Keff

Funny, but acurate xD

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