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Tablesaw Tablesawsen ([personal profile] tablesaw) wrote2015-06-11 10:44 pm
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Programming Progress

When I was laid off from my last job, and I settled in to relearn programming, a friend told me not to think of it as learning to be a programmer: Programmers are always learning; at some point, you just call yourself a programmer.

Today, I approached the app I've been building with a specific goal (writing tests for the basic framework of the app thus far). I got started in the morning, I worked for a few hours, I got frustrated and grabbed some lunch, I went back to work, and when I finished it was evening, and I'd met my goal.

I didn't necessarily do it well, but I did it consistently, and I'm going to do it again tomorrow.

So starting today, I'm calling myself a programmer.

Now to get much, much better at it.
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[personal profile] jadelennox 2015-06-12 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
*cheerleads your awesomeness*
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[personal profile] yomikoma 2015-06-16 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
If you can set a goal and then actually complete it the same day, returning to it after frustration, you've solved one of the hardest parts of being a programmer :)

Also, I almost referenced my favorite CS joke: "There are only two hard problems in computer science: naming things, cache expiration, and off-by-one errors."