French Fridays for Developers - 018

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In March, 2023 I started French for Devs Fridays to celebrate getting to 400 days on Duolingo. Today marks 643 days! Here you'll find weekly useful and/or amusing French phrases for developers.

Today's quote is a day late. On Thursday Toronto JavaScript had a tech talk at VM Ware Tazu Labs and a bunch of us went to the Firkin on Yonge at Queen Street afterwards. We had a great time! I got home after 3am.

This week's quote is debugging related. While working on the new combined Ginger Kiwi blog and .dev portfolio site in Astro with Lazar Nikolov's Astro course on a bug popped right during 'npm build dev'. Thanks to Lazar and Dreyfus on the discord for sorting it out!

See the code block below if you're curious.

Today is my:

  • 🇫🇷 651st day of French,
  • 🇳🇱 310th day of Dutch,
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 149th day of Welsh,
  • 🇩🇪 71st day of German,
  • 🇳🇴 65th day of Norwegian,

Here's this week's French for Devs quote and translation.

Semaine, 11 octobre 2023

«Le débogage, c'est comme être un détective dans un film policier où vous êtes aussi le meurtrier»
~ Anonyme

English: French for Devs #018, November 11 2023

"Debugging is like being a detective in a crime movie where you're also the murderer."
~ Anonymous

%% Initial code %%

const page: Page<CollectionEntry<'blog'>> =;

%% Code that works %%

type Props = {
page: Page<CollectionEntry<'blog'>>;

const { page } = Astro.props;

I highly recommend The Firkin on Yonge for events!

  • There's a semi-private upstairs with choice of lounge style seating,
  • The staff are great,
  • They've handled the two A11yTO events after parties I've volunteered at well.
  • It's wheelchair accessible with an elevator and an accessible washroom stall.
  • It's centrally located, right near an accessible subway station (Queen), and just two stops from Union station for people coming in from out of town.