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    OfflineThanks

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    How has programming affected you?
    « on: September 13, 2014, 02:41:27 AM »
    I'm curious to know if all of you programmers have thought that it has been worth it to learn all of your knowledge. This is a serious question. I'm basically wondering if I should go to college for this and make it a career. You probably think if I want to do it then just do it or something, but that's not really why I am asking. Here's a few questions if you guys could answer.

    1. Has your time been worth it?
    2. How many languages do you know?
    3. What have you achieved from everything you have been through?
    4. How long has it taken to be where you are today?
    5. Would you recommend this as a career or more of a hobby?
    6. Ups and downs maybe?

    Thank you.
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 03:02:27 AM »
    1. I have nothing better to do
    2. Fluently, 2. How many can I program in, can't count
    3. Money, experience, will to learn more
    4. Roughly 3 years  (4/5 if you include 'editing' private servers)
    5. Depends on your person
    6. 5
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 03:18:54 AM »
    it makes me money, I wouldn't probably be in computer science if moparscape didnt exist
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 03:42:19 AM »
    it makes me money, I wouldn't probably be in computer science if moparscape didnt exist
    This 100%

    If I could go back in time I'd probably go into financial maths or something cool like dat. Getting to the point in my life where I don't even want to look at a computer.

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 04:39:44 AM »
    first thing you will learn if you take CS is to avoid people who are taking it for money, because they are usually very bad at it and/or annoying feminists

    if you take software engineering you will probably encounter a lot more of these people

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 04:43:51 AM »
    first thing you will learn if you take CS is to avoid people who are taking it for money, because they are usually very bad at it and/or annoying feminists

    if you take software engineering you will probably encounter a lot more of these people

    what

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 04:50:26 AM »
    don't tell me you haven't encountered the idiots that constantly talk about how they want to get rich making games but can't keep up

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #7 on: September 13, 2014, 05:48:59 AM »
    Those are called delusional people.

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 06:25:42 AM »
    Q #1. Has your time been worth it?
    A #1. Yes, it has. Programming is fun and creative, but working with it is not always fun.

    Q #2. How many languages do you know?
    A #2. I know a few languages very well, but have programmed in many more. I have no exact numbers, though.

    Q #3. What have you achieved from everything you have been through?
    A #3. I have had a lot of fun and worked for a few different companies, which isn't that fun.

    Q #4. How long has it taken to be where you are today?
    A #4. Around 10 years or so.

    Q #5. Would you recommend this as a career or more of a hobby?
    Q #5. I see it as both a hobby and a career. Although I wish I could live on my hobby projects. But I currently cannot.

    Q #6. Ups and downs maybe?
    A #6. Ups would be that programming is a fun and creative process. Downs would be that it takes a lot of time and dedication. Not to mention, you would sit in front of a computer screen a lot.

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #9 on: September 13, 2014, 08:37:00 AM »
    if this shit dont work out im back in the hood slangin bricks so w/e
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #10 on: September 13, 2014, 08:46:14 AM »
    1. Yes, definitely.
    2. 1 fluently (Java). I can program in a few select others, however I haven't branched out and done projects in other languages other than Java.
    3. Lots of things to put on my college application. Hopefully a strong foundation to help me in the future.
    4. Just a bit over a year. :/
    5. Depends on how long you're willing to be on the computer thinking for.
    6. Ups: fun, uses your brain, other people normally find it cool. Downs: pisses you off frequently.

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #11 on: September 13, 2014, 09:28:49 AM »
    Do you have the motivation?  Do you enjoy and are strong in mathematics?  Do you see problems in the world that can be solved with programming? 

    My personal experience is a little odd.  I was never really good at programming, but it has interested me since I joined Kaitnieks (2003?).  I've been attempting to teach myself since then.  Learning a language's syntax is easy.  Learning programming/theory is where I get stuck.  I've probably done more drugs than necessary in the past couple of years :p

    1. Even if I have a hard time applying what knowledge I do have, a learning experience is always worth it.  I have had a couple brief successes, but nothing that was really impressive.
    2. A couple.  Java, PHP, Ruby.  But knowing a language means nothing if you don't know other tools, such as: databases, markup languages, etc.
    3. I've made a little bit of money here and there.  Mostly just personal accomplishments though. 
    4. All my life, I would assume.
    5. I'd recommend it being a hobby because hobbies are generally for fun.  If you make it fun, you'll probably enjoy it more. 
    6. You're a fudgein' nerd (both up and down)
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #12 on: September 13, 2014, 10:50:32 AM »
    1. Has your time been worth it?

    Yes it has because it has greatly improved my problem-solving skills and the way I analyze problems. It's also given me knowledge on something that is ubiquitous in this day and age and that is something I believe is truly valuable (think about the people who don't even know how to use a printer...).

    2. How many languages do you know?

    Almost a dozen, and that's because I really enjoy learning new languages. Each language has its different strengths and weaknesses while they all allow you to program in different ways.

    3. What have you achieved from everything you have been through?

    Hopefully a degree.

    4. How long has it taken to be where you are today?

    I've been at this since I was about 13 or 14 while discovering mopar and now I'm 19.

    5. Would you recommend this as a career or more of a hobby?

    I think it comes down to your own personal preference. CS is one of the best jobs to have these days because of the salary and the demand for more software engineers. Most likely a lot of people will be using what you built so I think that's empowering in itself. If you can't see yourself programming and solving these kinds of problems everyday and making it into a career, don't do it.

    6. Ups and downs maybe?

    Ups: improving your problem-solving and analytical skills, salary, programming (hopefully you find this fun and exciting), being a part of an accelerating industry, making people's lives today better by solving problems or making things easier, possibly perks if you work at a nice company, startups.

    Downs: stressful, fast-paced, sitting on your ass for most of the day.
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #13 on: September 13, 2014, 12:22:52 PM »
    Thank you all for the replies. It helped me a lot and very informative. I appreciate it :)

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #14 on: September 13, 2014, 06:23:44 PM »
    I'm in my 3rd week of studying computing: Software development in College where we've been learning everything from Computing based Maths, Database Design(sql), web development and the language we use for general software development is c# and it's extremely fascinating. If you aren't too annoyed by maths and problem solving and being creative in general then I'd advise this. Not only is this a fantastic career to branch into because you'll basically never be out of a job. You should only really do it if you enjoy it, though.

    My plans are to finish this year and then go on to do a degree in Computer Science next year.

    1. I've been tinkering around with programming languages for some-time just for fun, really. Then I decided to learn JAVA and that got me hooked and very interested in the computer science field. So, yeah.
    2. I know JAVA and C# well. However, like I said I've tinkered with all sorts of languages.
    3. It has got me onto an education path in which I find interesting and basically getting things working after pulling your hair our for ages is highly rewarding! Plus, people think you're a Wizard ;)
    4. I've been doing this since I was 15 and I'm now 18.
    5. It really depends if you want your career to creative but also difficult and understand that it will require you to spend a lot of time in front of a Computer.
    6. It can get you highly aggressive whilst trying to solve a problem but after you figure it out it makes you feel great :)

    The only piece of advice that will truly help is this: Don't go on YouTube to try and learn a language. Yes, they're good for getting down the basics but often weighs you down with dodgy coding practises and layouts, you would be best served buying a book -  books are boring, I know. Fastest way to learn, though.
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #15 on: September 13, 2014, 06:25:59 PM »
    It makes me money. Lots of money.
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #16 on: September 13, 2014, 06:57:53 PM »
    Quote
    1. Has your time been worth it?
    2. How many languages do you know?
    3. What have you achieved from everything you have been through?
    4. How long has it taken to be where you are today?
    5. Would you recommend this as a career or more of a hobby?
    6. Ups and downs maybe?
    • Absolutely
    • Java and C# are the only ones I can confidently say I "know", not fluent but well enough off to do what I need to.
    • No money, only a potential future in a programming-oriented career field
    • 4 years.
    • For now a hobby, I wish to turn it into a career.
    • Bipolar doesn't even begin to describe it.
    what if i want to stick it in? you got a problem with that?

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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #17 on: September 13, 2014, 07:10:40 PM »
    i don't think i'm good enough at math to pursue a degree or career in computer science sadly

    so i kinda lost interest in it
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #18 on: September 15, 2014, 01:32:34 PM »
    1. Has your time been worth it? I guess so, I like doing it so I guess what you like doing is always worth the time.
    2. How many languages do you know? I have used many, the ones I actually "know" are C#, VB, Java, Mysql/Sql
    3. What have you achieved from everything you have been through? Some extra money and a degree.
    4. How long has it taken to be where you are today? 4-5 years.
    5. Would you recommend this as a career or more of a hobby? Maybe it won't be as fun if you have to program what you're told instead of what you want. I will soon find out.
    6. Ups and downs maybe? Ups: You can write useful software for yourself., Downs: Consumes loads of your time, people usually don't understand that you're actually learning and working and not sitting at your ass doing nothing. I guess that could be argumentative
    « Last Edit: September 15, 2014, 01:36:22 PM by RandQm »
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    Re: How has programming affected you?
    « Reply #19 on: September 15, 2014, 01:36:36 PM »
    1. Has your time been worth it?
    Yes.
    2. How many languages do you know?
    5
    3. What have you achieved from everything you have been through?
    Android games
    4. How long has it taken to be where you are today?
    8 years
    5. Would you recommend this as a career or more of a hobby?
    Hobby, just encase it becomes your career, you never work a day in your life.
    6. Ups and downs maybe?
    People who like to fudge with you.
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