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Re: No longer a programmer

by dana (Monk)
on May 23, 2007 at 16:14 UTC ( #617056=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to No longer a programmer

I enjoyed your write up.

I also fell into programming and while I like certain aspects of it, I'm not sure that I'll ever be a great programmer. My personality sounds much like yours. In addition, I simply cannot force myself to RTFM -- I typically rely on learning new ideas and tricks by trying out suggestions made by those around me or things I see on PM. It also doesn't help that I work in a java-centric environment -- comments are continually thrown around that Perl programmers aren't 'real' programmers. It's a morale killer at times, however I try to ignore it.

I wish you challenges and joys in your new career move. I hope you find the changes more suitable for your personality!! :)

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Re^2: No longer a programmer
by blazar (Canon) on May 23, 2007 at 16:23 UTC
    I'm not sure that I'll ever be a great programmer.

    I'm almost completely sure I will never be. I love this thing though. And I feel like a programmer. Just not a great one.

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