Wicked Burn by XKCD May 2, 2018 by Robert-Jan Keizer [https://xkcd.com/1988/](https://xkcd.com/1988/)
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So true tho. I have a dozen Docker containers deployed on my home network and don’t know how any of them work outside of
This sounds more like praise than a burn.
Sure, you _should_ know everything you use in your stack, but that’s how programming advances so quickly – by standing on the shoulders of those who came before you and assuming they know what they’re doing. I don’t know how V8 or react-native work, I don’t know how iOS apps or android apps work, but I can glue ’em all together and do stuff. Win!
This is the hardest reach for a joke I have seen from XKCD.
That’s actually a feature. Abstraction is there to help us deal with inherent complexity. Funny though. XKCD is great.
Python last week, containers this week, Randall must have been working on some dev stuff lately, and not too impressed with what he’s seeing.
The same people who criticize docker for how easy it is to set up services just follow the user guides for each application installation by simply copying and pasting console commands that they don’t even try to understand. It might be slightly more difficult to do, but I have edited enough config files in my time I consider any instance where I can avoid it a win. I also enjoy saving time by not having to do everything manually.
These type of people also consider themselves highly skilled for knowing how to edit config files in the command line, chmod files, configure cron jobs and restart services. Congratulations, you have basic *nix knowledge but that doesn’t make you any type of authority or expert.
Software Enlightenment: the best bug-free software is no software.