I can learn a new language in a few days, sometimes only hours if I have a large body of existing code to start with. I had eight files of Django and except for a few recognizable pieces it appeared to be eight different languages. I stand by what I wrote.

And yes, my status codes were nonstandard. Everyone else uses 200 or 500 and once in a blue moon, 400. And my code is nonstandard too; it’s legible.

That’s not germane to this article. He changed the behavior without telling me or anyone. Even were I to concede that he was right and I was wrong, which I don’t, that stinks.

And with 6000 readers and counting one would think that someone else would have pointed this out. Or perhaps the many companies I’ve written servers for might have said something.

As for pronunciation, everyone else managed the tiny extra work to be understandable. I speak Vietnamese among others. My spouse is Vietnamese. This guy’s pronunciation was like his work: just barely good enough and no better. Sorry, I’m not cool with that attitude.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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