Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Coding Sucks ... I Love It!

Well, I have been coding since 2002 ... not too long, yes, but in that time empires have risen and fallen, billions of lines of code have been written, and I have learned one thing:

Coding Sucks ... I Love It!

Seriously, I can't get enough of it... I have written projects in Java, Python, C, C++, PASCAL, assembly (win32) ... most recently JavaScript ... each language (or scripting language) has it's dizzying highs and abysmal lows, but one thing is consistent:

They all suck

Yes, that is a cruel statement, but let's face it - all languages suck in one way or the other, templates in C++, no-classes in C, the ease with which Python allows you to destroy your project ... the inane simplicity of PASCAL (and lack of true graphics support + hardware accel.) ... There are pitfalls to any language - and yet I have coded in many of them, for one simple reason....

The feeling of triumph when I accomplish a milestone...

Or better yet - that feeling of relief when I complete a project.

So, I might rant, and I might rave, but I have been coding for a long time - several of those years was as a Senior Developer at a software production firm, and I loved every second of the code - not the politics...

I am a programmer, and this is my blog.