Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 10:45 UTC
General Development "Programming is hard. Don't ever feel bad because you aren't as good at 'just googling it' as the person next to you. Don't ever let hackathon snobs talk you out of creating the next Twitter for cats or Yelp for public washrooms. Even the dumbest ideas (like trying to make animated polygons disappear and reappear) will help you improve as a programmer. Learning to program is largely about learning to learn - and the best way to learn is to do." For some reason, I love this short story.
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Only natural to improve
by error32 on Wed 27th Mar 2013 11:55 UTC
error32
Member since:
2008-12-10

It is only natural that when you start coding it will give some horrible code. Every developer who looks back on his older work will notice some 'facepalm' constructions in there.
Every skill whatever it is takes time to get to grips with. Nothing to be ashamed of, just remember not to bring it as an example to a job interview for a developers position ;)

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RE: Only natural to improve
by jburnett on Wed 27th Mar 2013 13:07 in reply to "Only natural to improve"
jburnett Member since:
2012-03-29

I don't know, I would probably hire a candidate who could pull up code from when he was 8 in addition to whatever he was doing at the present. It would speak volumes on the meticulous nature of the person that they still have it. And it would show a life long passion.

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RE[2]: Only natural to improve
by Alfman on Wed 27th Mar 2013 14:39 in reply to "RE: Only natural to improve"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

jburnett,

I played alot with graphic effects. For sentimental reasons, I just searched for and found my old qbasic and pascal development collection from the 90s only to discover that none of it will run under windows 7 64bit. I feel sad that I don't have a machine / OS that can run them anymore.

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