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Re: What Programmers Want

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Dec 11, 2003 at 06:38 UTC ( #313996=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What Programmers Want

I'm a hacker. I want a good idea, that I can keep working on until I get something I like, and not stop when I get to a boring part, but still feel like I've accomplished something at the end.

I'm a consultant. I want my client to give me a clear spec, the tools I need, and a wide-open timeframe. Then I want them to get out of my way. Good money would be nice, too.

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Re: Re: What Programmers Want
by flyingmoose (Priest) on Dec 11, 2003 at 18:45 UTC
    I want to write the killer app. It seems most of the good ideas are already implemented, I want to be famous and important, darn it!

    Work wise, I want to have fun. When you are having fun, that's all that matters. I'm in programming for the love of it, not the money, so grunt work doesn't exactly motivate me like it should. I need to innovate constantly, or I'm not as happy. Freedom from politics would be nice too.

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