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What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by ade002: 9:51pm On Oct 13, 2019
To those who may understand

I have being coding for years.. But lately I observe that am becoming more of a recluse. I go to work come home eat, code and sleep .. work, code, eat, sleep and so the circle continues.
It may interest you to know that my job has little or nothing to do with coding. I just code for the fun of it repeating projects or looking for challenging ones.. Once am 80% done I lose interest and start looking for another project, programming language or framework

Below are some programming languages I have used to develop, elibraries, store manifest, accounting apps, hospital apps, school apps etc..

I started with excel then dabbled with visual basic before heading into web . HTML and css. Javascript took me a long time to grasp but no sooner had I gotten the hang of it I had to add jquery and its various flavours to really enjoy web development. Soon I met Bootstrap and speed of frontend design rapidly increased.

My first backend language was php with mysql: worked with it for several years. I used frameworks like zend and laravel but really did not like them . they seem to limit one and create unnecessary head aches. So as soon as I mastered OOP with PHP i decided to build my own mvc backend framework . which I did with good success.
Python was next . to say the truth Its quite easy to learn and very flexible. I started with pyqt framework . building an image editing app using sqlite as db and also worked on some data management (lovely). Then I tried rebuiliding some of my old projects with django then djangorestframework. To those trying to pick a programming language to learn.. python is the best.

For the last year and a half I have been on react, angular, node. Built my first mobile with react native. But it seems learning does not end.

Had to use a lot of devops recently google cloud, aws, kubernetes, heroku, chef etc

However am still eyeing my first love c++. always been scared of it though its the first language I read through the entire book thats 10 yrs ago without developing one single project with it.

Youtube and stackoverflow have been my best friends but now I think I really need to start making money from these knowledge and GET A LIFE

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Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by Hostermipo(m): 11:27pm On Oct 14, 2019
ade002:
To those who may understand

I have being coding for years.. But lately I observe that am becoming more of a recluse. I go to work come home eat, code and sleep .. work, code, eat, sleep and so the circle continues.
It may interest you to know that my job has little or nothing to do with coding. I just code for the fun of it repeating projects or looking for challenging ones.. Once am 80% done I lose interest and start looking for another project, programming language or framework

Below are some programming languages I have used to develop, elibraries, store manifest, accounting apps, hospital apps, school apps etc..

I started with excel then dabbled with visual basic before heading into web . HTML and css. Javascript took me a long time to grasp but no sooner had I gotten the hang of it I had to add jquery and its various flavours to really enjoy web development. Soon I met Bootstrap and speed of frontend design rapidly increased.

My first backend language was php with mysql: worked with it for several years. I used frameworks like zend and laravel but really did not like them . they seem to limit one and create unnecessary head aches. So as soon as I mastered OOP with PHP i decided to build my own mvc backend framework . which I did with good success.
Python was next . to say the truth Its quite easy to learn and very flexible. I started with pyqt framework . building an image editing app using sqlite as db and also worked on some data management (lovely). Then I tried rebuiliding some of my old projects with django then djangorestframework. To those trying to pick a programming language to learn.. python is the best.

For the last year and a half I have been on react, angular, node. Built my first mobile with react native. But it seems learning does not end.

Had to use a lot of devops recently google cloud, aws, kubernetes, heroku, chef etc

However am still eyeing my first love c++. always been scared of it though its the first language I read through the entire book thats 10 yrs ago without developing one single project with it.

Youtube and stackoverflow have been my best friends but now I think I really need to start making money from these knowledge and GET A LIFE

Well from my years of experience in programming, the downside I can say is that you will really enjoy been alone, enjoy your own company, think majorly only about your codes and bugs, spend donkey of hours in front of your PC, it makes you think you are smarter than everyone else (which may be true actually lol)... although it feels good

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Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by darealez(m): 2:19pm On Oct 16, 2019
It's been years of consistent coding now. Everything's super dope. Express algorithm development has had me thinking fast and suddenly don't find it easy relating with people who can't keep the pace. I've had a series of near Newton experience, genuinely argued I'd eaten when in reality I hadn't. A degree in computer science is a blast to it all, and I more than anything appreciate writing new projects almost everytime. Just like op hinted, dumping projects comes in easily - I blame influx of new ideas- and I pretty much don't like anything stale. Relationship? She's gonna have to be an hacker! Look up qualities of black hats... Programming itself doesn't cause as much explosion as system analysis does... The crazy thing? The passion just blinds the desire for the money... From console to desktop apps, to fullstack web apps and mobile apps. It's funny enough to mention data analysis, UI/UX, Modeling and the likes as an inclusion. At the end, time looks non-existent. Advice? Addiction is lovely a times yet, it's important to look around once a while and agree with a bit of nature. If you love philosophy, don't code... If you do, welcome to my cruise. It's an automatic accession into the ALIENs. All these downsides and many more will always make one wanna code the more. Hopefully, those codes'll hit some day...

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Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by IamCharles123: 10:51am On Oct 18, 2019
I just started coding less than a year, dad think am into some kinda internet fraud since am always on my laptop, hes always warning me that the day i get caught am on my own.
Apart from that its all good

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Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by Adeling(m): 6:05pm On Oct 18, 2019
It all depend on you. Debugging, keeping up with new version and functions. Of course, a lot of thinking. Some folks might see you as strange and mischievous, cos you are most times always alone. If you want to be a programmer, just know that your wife will have to compete with your codes (this codes can be so sexy and beautiful at times with the right IDE). Lol

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Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by ibkayee(f): 7:53pm On Oct 18, 2019
IamCharles123:
I just started coding less than a year, dad think am into some kinda internet fraud since am always on my laptop, hes always warning me that the day i get caught am on my own.
Apart from that its all good
Lmaooooooo
Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by Grandlord: 8:30pm On Oct 18, 2019
ibkayee:

Lmaooooooo
Hey, did you write a script to block out comments on your diary or is that just a nairaland functionality or something?
Just curious.
Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by ibkayee(f): 9:04pm On Oct 18, 2019
Grandlord:
Hey, did you write a script to block out comments on your diary or is that just a nairaland functionality or something?
Just curious.
It’s a Nairaland functionality, everyone’s diary is like that
Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by Grandlord: 9:17pm On Oct 18, 2019
ibkayee:

It’s a Nairaland functionality, everyone’s diary is like that
Oh okay. Never really posted on the diaries section to realize.
Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by ibkayee(f): 9:18pm On Oct 18, 2019
Grandlord:
Oh okay. Never really posted on the diaries section to realize.
Lol that’s understandable

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Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by Grandlord: 9:38pm On Oct 18, 2019
ibkayee:

Lol that’s understandable
You know, I wanted to quote your post on the IDE stuff before I got bounced. Lol

I just started out learning Python and I'm coding on Pycharm. So what I love most about the codes is how colourful they appear. Lol. Makes me want to write more lines to make beautifully coloured page of codes. smiley
Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by ibkayee(f): 10:11pm On Oct 18, 2019
Grandlord:
You know, I wanted to quote your post on the IDE stuff before I got bounced. Lol

I just started out learning Python and I'm coding on Pycharm. So what I love most about the codes is how colourful they appear. Lol. Makes me want to write more lines to make beautifully coloured page of codes. smiley
Nice, the colours just help me keep track of/identify what things mean smiley

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Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by udoekere: 10:28pm On Oct 18, 2019
ade002:
To those who may understand

I have being coding for years.. But lately I observe that am becoming more of a recluse. I go to work come home eat, code and sleep .. work, code, eat, sleep and so the circle continues.
It may interest you to know that my job has little or nothing to do with coding. I just code for the fun of it repeating projects or looking for challenging ones.. Once am 80% done I lose interest and start looking for another project, programming language or framework

Below are some programming languages I have used to develop, elibraries, store manifest, accounting apps, hospital apps, school apps etc..

I started with excel then dabbled with visual basic before heading into web . HTML and css. Javascript took me a long time to grasp but no sooner had I gotten the hang of it I had to add jquery and its various flavours to really enjoy web development. Soon I met Bootstrap and speed of frontend design rapidly increased.

My first backend language was php with mysql: worked with it for several years. I used frameworks like zend and laravel but really did not like them . they seem to limit one and create unnecessary head aches. So as soon as I mastered OOP with PHP i decided to build my own mvc backend framework . which I did with good success.
Python was next . to say the truth Its quite easy to learn and very flexible. I started with pyqt framework . building an image editing app using sqlite as db and also worked on some data management (lovely). Then I tried rebuiliding some of my old projects with django then djangorestframework. To those trying to pick a programming language to learn.. python is the best.

For the last year and a half I have been on react, angular, node. Built my first mobile with react native. But it seems learning does not end.

Had to use a lot of devops recently google cloud, aws, kubernetes, heroku, chef etc

However am still eyeing my first love c++. always been scared of it though its the first language I read through the entire book thats 10 yrs ago without developing one single project with it.

Youtube and stackoverflow have been my best friends but now I think I really need to start making money from these knowledge and GET A LIFE

i want to go into web development as a full stack so which programming language should i start with?
And between node.js and django which one is much better for server side in web development.
Can i also learn programming all alone? If yes! How do i start and the tools needed?
Re: What Are The Downsides Of Being A Programmer by ade002: 11:36pm On Oct 18, 2019
udoekere:
i want to go into web development as a full stack so which programming language should i start with?
And between node.js and django which one is much better for server side in web development.
Can i also learn programming all alone? If yes! How do i start and the tools needed?

Start with the basic html5 css3. No short cuts. No frameworks.. just learn the tags /codes and try building a complete frontend project with it. Then start javascript you can use javascript to develop backends with node js you can also use javascript knowledge for either react js , vue js or angular js . any of these three can be used for frontend dev. or just stick with bootstrap. you will also need some database knowledge. I will suggest mysql.
I feel node is easier to understand and setup i.e if you understand javascript. Django can generate some errors that may be a bit difficult to resolve. Node is is not good for apps that do a lot of computation i.e cpu intensive apps but python is good for such
Note :you will need some knowledge of OOP and web deployment to various platforms.
Programming is all about solving problems and you should be able to stick long enough on any problem to find a solution.

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