imposter syndrome?

why are nudevs especially zoomers so intimidated by the terminal
every time I'm in a meeting or sharing my screen as soon as I open a terminal they get uncomfortable, they just awkwardly kinda sit there looking like their ego's been hurt, you can feel the entire mood change in the room
the worst part is some of them thinking you're flexing on them and get offended
it's really strange behavior that I don't see from older people

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They think the CLI is obsolete, but only because they're afraid of learning, so when they see someone actually having a use for it, they start to seethe.
    But, I don't think we should have animosity towards zoomers. If you explain to them why you use the CLI for certain tasks, they'll realize that their judgements were wrong. If not, then I don't know, just enjoy their seethe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They think the CLI is obsolete, but only because they're afraid of learning

      Both of those statements are true.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >imposter syndrome
    Arguably more of social circle issue. The average normie is so far away from this stuff, i prepare every presentation in colored bars only by now. That said why you're seeing this in devs, no clue. I'd argue they use it the most here, to show off their new skills.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I actually do it to flex on them, it’s funny. Sometimes I even open my hex editor and code directly in assembly (while explaining to them what assembly is so they know I’m better)

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because you're very ineffective, better to ask chatgpt and copy paste.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why you boomers always think that all zoomers are the same? There is a difference between the IT passionate zoomers like me that growth playing with distros and messing up things and the new phone UI zoomers wave that enter the IT industry just for the money even if they are useless.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mostly they don't want to hurt your feelings. Modern programmers aren't filtered by gui, it's the bare minimum.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      spoken like someone who's never had a job, the fact of the matter is most people are absolutely clueless about stuff outside of their immediate job requirement and never bother to learn something new

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zoomer here, learned this the hard way at my first job. Going from hobbyist to employed really made me question the type of people who've built the world. No "imposter syndrome", just a heavy dose of disillusionment

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get agitated because you don't actually need the terminal, and using the terminal means you're doing something wrong. Every time I see one I know I'm about to watch someone fumble through a bunch of esoteric bullshit because they don't know the tools they're using, or the machine they're using is way too bloated with services.

    >Run this bash script
    >Oh wait it needs environment variables set from this other bash script
    >Oh wait you didn't source from the special file in your home directory

    Why is this not all co-located with the source code? Cause boomers don't know how to design anything in a straightforward way, so they use the terminal to do all this stupid shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>Run this bash script
      >>Oh wait it needs environment variables set from this other bash script
      >>Oh wait you didn't source from the special file in your home directory
      That is just a poorly written script problem

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sure, but when OP said terminal I assume he means GNU applications, scripts and development in a shell.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am a CLI junkie zoomer

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I don't work in the web ecosystem, but I do regularly have to explain basic concepts to my team (threads, debugging, instances vs. references). The older developers at my company are fairly respectable, they've got books in their office. You can tell they have invested time and care into programming.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is another reality of javascript being the most popular language because when SHTF they just install some more bouncy bounce blingbling in the web app and make the roasties clap. Normies think that programming is making shit look good. That's why you see "developers" in the industry for 5-10 years who still don't know how to have persistence, ie a save function, even at a fricking theoretical level. They don't know what a backend is, they don't know what a database is, they just add more blingbling bouncebounce to the app when SHTF

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It genuinely amazes me recruiters and team leaders think it's acceptable to use garbage like web UIs in a professional environment. America is done for.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But the terminal gives the office stacy the ick, I don't wanna blow my chances bro

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it generates revenue, that's what matters. Companies don't write code for the code's sake. Bad software is nothing new.

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