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Ruby on Rails | October 22, 2019

by Jeremy Stewart Illustrations by Rob Hudak
If you’re like me at all , you love a good joke that’s related to web development — the more specific the better! Here are a few I‘ve thought up over the years. Some are good, some are cheesy, but all are guaranteed to have you laughing at your computer terminal for hours.
Q: Why did the web designer drown? A: She didn’t know if she should float:left or float:right.
Also, she had too many anchors. (thanks, @philbarker !)
Q: Why was the web developer fired from his job? A: He was getting too Sassy.
Alternate version:
Q: Why was the web developer fired from her job? A: She did Less every day.
Q: What did the Southern web developer say when he found out his team stopped using version control? A: Y’all better Git!
Q: Why did the developer stay home from work? A: She had a code!
Q: How did the scrawny web developer put on some muscle? A: He started using flex box (with float fallbacks for older versions of IE).
Q: Why was the JavaScript reality show cancelled after only one episode? A: People thought it seemed scripted.
Q: How can you tell that a web developer is working? A: You can hear him Grunting!
A junior developer panicked when he realized he didn’t know how to initiate a secure shell session to a remote machine. As he became more upset and his voice grew louder, his boss — the senior developer — took notice and tried to quiet him down. With his finger pressed to the young developers lips, the senior developer calmly whispered, “SSH.”
Q: Why does no one like jokes about descriptions, keywords, or character encodings? A: They’re too ‘meta’.
Q: Why was the iOS developer always so sleepy? A: She wasn’t given any Java.
Update: Four great jokes submitted by Shawn Bailly :
Q: Why did the IP cross the subnet? A: Because the NAT said to!
Q: Why couldn’t the variable enter the JavaScript store? A: It was (Closured())!
Q: Why was the class upset that its parent died? A: Because it wouldn’t be getting the inheritance!
Q: Why did the class attend the gay pride parade? A: It supported polymorphism.
Wonderful joke by @sharonlin :
Q: Why don’t web developers get along with others? A: They’re too MEAN.

Do you have a funny web development joke of your own? Comment it on this article or submit a pull request here !