Discussion on: Describe the worst coding culture you've been a part of

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Ethan Arrowood

I had a similar experience. When I was in high school I was working as a part time wordpress support programmer for a tiny web dev firm in my town. I was able to install wordpress stuff, fix databases, and write some specialized JS and CSS here and there. Nothing too complicated just what about I could learn teaching myself HTML, CSS, and JS in about a year.

Anyways. . . my boss had no idea how to code or any sort of technical limitations so he would often make customers promises about certain features and such think he could just find some WP Plugin to suite his needs. When he couldn't find a plugin he would then ask me to do it but would always be super disappointed when I had to tell them what he wanted wasn't possible (or was at least far out of my developer skill set).

He still reaches out to me today (2 years later) occasionally asking if I can implement a feature he has promised a client; most of the time the answer is no.

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Guido Vizoso

I felt so related to that. And my boss even asked me to spy on client's dbs so he knew if they were earning more money to increase the monthly maintenance we did.

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Marc Cataford

The job I was writing about earlier had some Wordpress components to it. The owner insisted that we use Visual Composer. ;__; Adding custom code around Visual Composer made me cry tears of blood, truly.