Why do some people like programming?

jms

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well...i am a programmer for about 8 years now, worked in all different architectures, platforms, programming languages...etc, i never had an excuse nor a reason why i do that. All i know is the first day i touched a computer (my elder brothers') first thing i did was playing around with some system DLLs and crushed first machine first day i touched a machine in my life :) before that i didn't even know what a PC is or anything related. i spent the whole night fixing the PC after i crushed it, i formatted the machine my first night with a computer, installed software. somehow just out of curiusity i installed some flash games making software, HTML editor afterwards, then Visual Studio. probably it didn't take me except a week after i crushed that machine to make my first simple software, couple websites, few games :) just for fun.
And all i remember is that a year after that accidental (accidental: well...heh...it wasn't just that's what i told my elder brother back then to escape punishment) machine crush; I made my First Operating System from scratch (the most advanced thing you can make - i'm not showing off - but bit :) :p ) and now i can say that i'm one of the few People around the world that managed to do that. Now i manipulate Assembly languages, C, C++, Python...etc whatever just name it :) better than writing in english :) and my mother tongue language.

Basically if i look back into the past from time to time, i really laugh at it, and when i'm asked that obvious question "why do you program?" i just say, "I really have no CLUE"

i feel tempted to program every night.

thanks;
 

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Programming is a great for helping you do problem solving generally and can be quite addictive after some years.
 

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I have a friend who really enjoys coding. It's something he's good at and he likes it so much that he even devotes his free time to code. It's a little bit weird, but every time his code works he's so happy, that I've never asked him why he likes it so much. This pure satisfaction is enough to understand.
 

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Oh man... I wish I have learned programming. Why? Because you can create your own solutions and share them with the world. I love to see how things are made and can understand the fulfillment you get when you have programmed something beautifull.
I tried to learn to code not long ago, but it's not my thing... I think I'm already to old for it. LOL.
 

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I had been doing mostly Perl when I started using Java, and it was a very different paradigm. I enjoy it because it is a different way of thinking about problems.
 

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Coding is like any other thing in this world, some people like it while others don't... some are good at it while others aren't, just like painting, singing, etc.

I for one love coding, I started doing it back in 2007-ish and worked on pretty cool projects so far, everyday is a new experience since there's always new things you can learn.

I started off with PHP, and with it I had to also learn SQL/MySQL, then I wanted to do more on the front-end so I've learnt javascript, but then jQuery was even better so I had to learn that as well.

I also love the feeling that you get when you actually build something, just open Notepad++ and start writing code and it turns out into something you've literally built from zero (from a blank notepad page).
 

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I would agree with most people who have mentioned the creativity. Writing something from scratch is loads of fun and a real challenge.

You mention specifically 'maintaining' a site ... code tweaking is not so much fun. In software companies you have to rotate your developers through a bug-fix rota because no one (or very few people) likes just correcting other peoples mistakes :violent:
 

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I like to do programming cos it keeps my mind always active and always thinking on implementing the new tech..
 

ricjj777

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The reason that I like programming is because of that happiness that you feel when you finish a project after much hard work.
 

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It's probably different for everyone. I love to code, but I also love to design. Basically, I love building things. Turning ideas into reality. Making something out of nothing. That's why I like programming.
 

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There are many reasons I enjoy programming. Once you get through the learning curve you'll find programming to be extreemly rewarding. For examlple, I recently built an application that increased a Fraud Departments efficiency by 50%. It's a good feeling to know you have made a contribution to your employer, and see the results of it. Hang in there it gets better. I remember learning C#. It was painful, but after I picked it up I really enjoy coding the language.
 

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Many people say that programming is about passion. Isn't it incredible doing your hobbies or what you love to do at the same time earning money? Well, seeing your concept and invention like games played by others will make you proud of yourself. I can say that programmers are really talented and smart. They can do heavy research, experiment, design, and solve the puzzle codes. You can be a great and successful programmer if you have the qualities mentioned. The job is not easy, it will consume a lot of time and effort, but worth achieving. Have fun and grab the challenge.
 
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Hi friends, I don't know why more people like programming, I feel headache on codes when I must change or finding errors happened my blogs. Of course, I know a little about wordpress codes to edits simple parts/templates on my blogs but no more.

In your point of view, why do some people like programming and what about you? do you like it? :confused:
Whether you like it or not, it will become the new "literacy" and most people will have to know some code at some point. It will be as fundamental as mathematics, another topic which Americans don't like.

Only 1% of college graduates graduate with a computer science degree. Most people graduate with a business degree. If you don't like it, learn it and do it anyway - it's a valuable skill that will certainly be around for some time, as long as the dollar doesn't collapse too soon.

There are many reasons I enjoy programming. Once you get through the learning curve you'll find programming to be extreemly rewarding. For examlple, I recently built an application that increased a Fraud Departments efficiency by 50%. It's a good feeling to know you have made a contribution to your employer, and see the results of it. Hang in there it gets better. I remember learning C#. It was painful, but after I picked it up I really enjoy coding the language.
I agree. And I'd like to add that once you learn one language, particularly a difficult one, the rest feel fairly natural. I started with C++ and as I always say, "now nothing hurts." :D
 

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I am a software developer and I have to literally force myself to get away from my computer everyday because I don't want to spend more that 10 hours a day in front of the screen. When I start working on a programming problem, I just can't stop. I have to keep working until I figure out a way to solve it. I sleep 4 - 5 hours, then I am working on the code again. The challenge is driving me! When I solve the problem, it's kind of a euphoric feeling. Software engineering is not for everyone.
 

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Well, programming is challenging, complex, and overwhelming and it keeps me away from the shits that i don't want to look at. there is a satisfaction when you create something that is unusual, productive and creative. it's like solving a math problem and the small achievements gives you inspiration and big problems that don't solve easily that criticize you to try again and again till it exist. there is no particular solution to one problem, it learn you about life, better system and architecture at the same time.
 

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I enjoy programming for two reasons. First and foremost, it can be extremely profitable. Those people able to build a vastly successful website on their own can make fortunes with their knowledge. Mark Zuckerberg, Alan Schaaf - they've made enough money to last multiple lifetimes.

Secondly, it's just fun for me. I enjoy learning the structure, the syntax, the potential of it. Everything.
 
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I also like programming and my favorite programming is PHP , Laravel , Angular JS . Its my favorite programming
 

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I originally became obsessed with programming because it fostered my creativity and critical thinking skills. I love cranking out code and getting to build something from scratch. Solving problems is extremely satisfying to me, and it's always fun to see the result of your hard work in action!
 

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Hi friends, I don't know why more people like programming, I feel headache on codes when I must change or finding errors happened my blogs. Of course, I know a little about wordpress codes to edits simple parts/templates on my blogs but no more.

In your point of view, why do some people like programming and what about you? do you like it? :confused:
+:welgroup:

I'm still lauthing Liliana...honestly i'm not fan on coding.

But trust me i prefer go to code and not study latin!
 

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Programming helps me automate my tasks at home and gives me pretty much some free time to do what I want.
 

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