Programmer’s life from newbie’s eyes
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one”
Have you ever been wondering how the programmer’s life looks like from the inside? I was wondering too – and that’s why I became a programmer myself.
I finished my university with an engineer degree. But not the one everyone reading this is thinking about. Because I am an architect. Knowledge I got from this made me good with design and graphics. Also with making everything neat and solid. Why haven’t I started my career as an architect? Well… the things you regret the most in life are the risks you didn’t take. And I wanted to take a risk and change my world. It only took couple of courses and hours of work (and I was doing my engineer degree at the same time).
The things you regret the most in life are the risks you didn’t take. And I wanted to take a risk and change my world. Here, where I am sitting in front of my computer – working on my stuff – everything is new and I need to explore various ways to do what I need to do.
I am a total newbie, started my work 2 months ago. Full of will and excitement. Waiting for what’s to come. I was told that programming is really hard and boring – I disagree. What’s more interesting than learning new things along the way? All the time? Sometimes I am working on my project, while I am still learning how to use the dedicated technology for it. Makes it harder than doing the things you already know – no doubt. But I personally think that doing stuff you already know for a long time is boring as it is. Nothing new happens. Here, where I am sitting in front of my computer – working on my stuff – everything is new and I need to explore various ways to do what I need to do.
I am a morning person. Waking up really early in the morning, and going to sleep at various hours. In the middle of the day I learn, explore and create. Everything in code seems to be so neat and logical, feeding my brain with excitement and pride.
Working as a programmer seems to be a perfect job. You can just take the laptop for a lunch or coffee and code there (actually, code everywhere!). Whenever you get an idea, just open your laptop and code. I always loved creating new, functional and good-looking things. And this creation process makes me feel powerful and happy about the things I do.
I love working with my teammates. Talking to each other and help coming from everyone is something that I’ve never experienced before in such way. There’s always someone ready and happy to help, lots of ideas coming from multiple sources, exploring those ideas and mixing them gives a sense of satisfaction. What is more – if people like it – it’s an intense feeling.
Work seems to be hard sometimes, but no one ever said it’s going to be easy. And I still tell myself, that hard work will pay up in various ways – like it always does.