What is this you might think? This page is for everyone who feels like they are not good enough. Imposter Syndrome is a huge problem in the development community. I've been working as a developer for ~7 years and I've contributed to a lot of great open source projects - but guess what? I make stupid mistakes every single day. This is a log of (almost) all of my mistakes. Hopefully, they will make you feel better.

If you think this is an interesting idea then check out my newsletter on the subject of failing as a developer.

October 1, 2018

I spend quite a lot of time debugging a component. No matter what I did I could just not make the data visible. I almost went crazy. Turns out I was editing the wrong component…

August 16, 2018

I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t GET a specific json file. Turns out I had put in a folder named pubic instead of public

August 9, 2018

In the Ember Times newsletter I used a pretty bad wording for improving the documentation. This was thankfully caught and fixed by Jen Weber but only after the newsletter was actually out.

Check the PR here.

July 19, 2018

I couldn’t figure out why my function didn’t work. Turns out I misspelled function()

July 12, 2018

I couldn’t figure out why my query didn’t work. Turns out I included a space where it clearly shouldn’t be.

July 10, 2018

I keep forgetting to update this #fail.

Today I mispelled items instead of item and it made me debug for an hour.

May 15, 2018

Stuff didn’t work today because I saved an array instead of an object to my Ember Data model.

May 9, 2018

Apparently, even with flexbox I can’t properly align things.

Also, I played with Typescript today. I have no idea what interface means.

May 3, 2018

Had to look up basic RegEx. I will never remember that stuff.

April 24, 2018

Today I had to lookup the documentation of CSS borders.

April 20, 2018

I debugged for a loooong time why my test was failing. Turned out I didn’t set up the mock response to be following the JSONapi spec.

April 18, 2018

I spent some time looking up how to fetch a pull request to my local machine even though I did just this last week.

April 17, 2018

Today I was close to pulling out all of my hair while debugging. Turned out I was using the wrong endpoint.

April 15, 2018

My pull request for the releast post for Ember 3.2 contained the same sentence twice because I messed up with Vim shortcuts.

April 13, 2018

Putting my components together I failed at creating valid and semantic HTML

April 12, 2018

Today I pushed directly to master.

April 2, 2018

I have no idea what enumerable means. I also had to look up mutable and immutable.