- ORly Meme Generator
Before the internet, in the 80s and 90s, engineers who wanted to pick up a new skill usually turned to O’Reilly’s famous color-coded “Animal Books.”
O’ Reilly’s books cover hundreds of technologies from Python to Oracle. Every title famously has an engraved picture of an animal on its cover. But now that the internet has put most technical information a Google search away, O’Reilly books are no longer the first place young programmers turn.
The animal pictures have certainly made an impact on the next generation of programmers, however, and after originator and programmer Ben Halpern created an online generator, forums have sprouted up to post parodies of O’Reilly’s famous animal books.
Here are some of our favorites:
The best programmers aren’t lazy — they’re debugging their code on the weekend
Nothing says lazy Sunday like combing through stack traces pic.twitter.com/0Dfp6j2Hdh
— The Practical Dev (@ThePracticalDev) April 24, 2016
When a warning isn’t really a warning:
Chapter 8: Onboarding new devs to also ignore the warnings. pic.twitter.com/HUpKj1u2HQ
— The Practical Dev (@ThePracticalDev) April 28, 2016
Don’t worry, it will be back soon with bug reports.
If you love your code, you set it free. pic.twitter.com/fdFpDYOS7r
— The Practical Dev (@ThePracticalDev) April 26, 2016
I think we could have this project good enough to ship by, say, next week.
Make sure to account for the downtime that third-party API that is going to have three weeks from now. pic.twitter.com/u2yLI73V6d
— The Practical Dev (@ThePracticalDev) April 21, 2016