Why go programming?

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#16 Jayman  Icon User is offline

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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:11 PM

It is something I enjoy doing and jobs are plentiful where I live. And the pay is really good, also.
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:25 PM

After doing all the silly summer jobs that kids do, I was reasonably certain of two things; I wanted a job with climate control and no heavy lifting. ;)

Your profession must be something you enjoy. Otherwise, you're just living for quitting time and that's a pretty miserable life. It's noted that most skilled computer jobs pay pretty well, but that's not really a reason. I program for free to amuse myself, I'd probably still program professionally even if the pay wasn't great.
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 05:53 PM

View Postred_4900, on 1 Mar, 2008 - 01:40 PM, said:

rofl.

btw, I like Nykc's avatar. (from some old Japanese game I think)


Thanks - it is Randy from River City Ransom. (Technos)

-- nm, I didn't see Wolf Coders post before I wrote this.

This post has been edited by Nykc: 01 March 2008 - 05:55 PM

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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:02 PM

Planning on going into it because its pretty much one of the only things I like doing or could stand to do. Don't care what language (though I do have a tendancy to stay has low level has would make since to use) or what I'm working on, multiple hours spent coding are always welcome.
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:22 PM

It has been mentioned that a lot of fields can do problem solving and that is true, but if you like the theoretical aspects of a problem and like to solve problems that cut across multiple fields, computing can do it. One week you could be working in accounting, the next week physics, and another week figuring out a program to do retail sales. I run across programs in all sorts of fields and their related problems. It is great.
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:49 PM

I enjoy coding... although I don't really enjoy coding for systems that already exist. I'm more interested in coding operating systems and making my own devices. I have a lot left to learn.
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 08:54 PM

I for one was born to be a programmer. I knew at a very young age, many years ago that being a programmer is what I was destined to be. Ever since I took the tour of the computer "building" at UGA back in the late 70's - early 80's I know what I wanted to be. But back them things were different, machine language was popular, COBOL, Basic, QBasic were the languages of choice, along with C of course.

This was the time when the mainframe at the University of Georgia was housed in its own building, had water cooled tubes, and many of the programmers were feeding instruction cards into it all day to perform tasks that we accomplish with the click of a mouse today. Todays younger generation has no idea how good they have it today, languages are easier to work with, computers are easier to work with (no more instruction cards and crap).

I never wonder what would I be if I hadn't become a programmer, and theres never a day I regret my decision to go into programming. And Sloth is right, if you're not 110% positive this is for you, don't do it.

I program therefore I am
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:55 PM

^ by any chance were they programmers with huge square/rectangular glasses?
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:10 PM

View PostMikhail, on 1 Mar, 2008 - 08:55 PM, said:

^ by any chance were they programmers with huge square/rectangular glasses?


Oh most definitely, some of them did have round ones though lol
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:17 PM

I dont wanna b one of them lol :lol:
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:59 AM

View Postred_4900, on 1 Mar, 2008 - 01:02 PM, said:

Agree that programming involve a lot of problem solving..but then, isnt any other field also need problem solving skill? and some of that also needs ur love-to-create-things stuff.

I had cooking, engineering, movie making in my mind. it also involve a lot of problem solving and love of creating thing. but then again, whats so fun in programming?what makes u feel programming is fun?

(oh no,I might sound like I'm flaming programming, but I'm not.just seeing things from wat others might c.just being neutral on this)

p/s : thanks Wolfcoder. its one of my fav game when I was a kid.tried looking for it but dont know its title.THANXX ^^

Thanks for clearing up the flaming thing.
Dude its like this , i have started C prgramming in January and to tell the truth im addicted. Sometimes inside guys like u and me its the attractiveness of a challenge that draws us to certain things. Many persons i kno either get scared or bored when u talk about programming but for me it has become my life. i love the fact that in this ever growing technology world u can become the person who creates the foundation for every working technological advancement.
Right now i'm the envy of my college classmates. They envy my enthusiasm and skill. When u have a love for something nothing else changes that (not even cooking...as fun a that might sound.lol)
AND THE OVERALL UNDERLYING PRINCIPLE - IF U PROGRAM U GET RICH. lol :D :^:
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:45 AM

I like to program ^^

Don't ask me why I just do it hehe~
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:47 AM

View PostWolfCoder, on 4 Mar, 2008 - 09:45 AM, said:

Don't ask me why I just do it hehe~


Something tells me Wolf has a big swoosh logo on his desktop. PROGRAMMING.... JUST DO IT! ;)
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:49 AM

It's a good time, and gives me something to do during class. Im a natural problem solver and love computers.
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Re: Why go programming?

Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:49 AM

I wrote a program once.
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