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Re: What type of challenges do you enjoy?

by graq (Curate)
on Aug 29, 2008 at 11:04 UTC ( #707731=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What type of challenges do you enjoy?

I think most 'programmers' enjoy the same thing. However it is always constrained to some extent by the business for which they work.

Part of the point of programming is solving puzzles.
Just like life.
But we all know, not all puzzles are equal.
Just like... anyway you get the point.

Who doesn't like to make their life easier and more enjoyable. Who wants to repeat the same laborious solution to the same problem over and over again? That's what machines are for!

My favourite challenge is: how much can I get paid whilst not actually having to sit at a desk using a computer? Sadly I am not very good at that particular challenge. I'm still here.

-=( Graq )=-


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Re^2: What type of challenges do you enjoy?
by Tanktalus (Canon) on Aug 29, 2008 at 14:05 UTC
    Who doesn't like to make their life easier and more enjoyable. Who wants to repeat the same laborious solution to the same problem over and over again? That's what machines are for!

    Based on some of the code and methodology of my coworkers, I'd have to say that this is much rarer than you think. Most of my coworkers are just as happy to hardcode logic in their systems over and over again, which, of course, means solving the same bugs over and over again. Refactoring, data-driven design, or even decent object-oriented style, tooling ... it's all just simply beyond their desire. "No time for it." I keep telling them they don't have time not to do it, but they just don't listen.

    So I'm sure they'd love to have an easier life... but they're not willing to work for it. Yet ... it's a challenge I enjoy.

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