How does one become a good coder ?

How does one become a good coder ?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    starting projects is a good first step

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      deleting projects is the second logical step

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      finishing projects is even better. So I hear. It's not actually happened for me just yet, but this year might be the year.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this, why is it so hard to finish anything. I love starting them, make some progress and then the itch goes away

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    start HRT

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >start HRT
      the only way

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > someone mentioned environment variable to me the other day, i still don't know what that is
    > edit: OH BOY MY LITTLE RANT BLEW UP ONLINE
    > *emoticons*
    CS courses are legit scams and busy work to keep morons occupied while their bank accounts are drained by garbage schools.

    >How does one become a good coder ?
    trial and error. that's it. any fricking monkey can code but to code well it takes time and experience. i know of some people that shouldn't even be allowed to operate heavy machinery or own guns but can code some beautiful things. took them years to get good btw.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    going to school is the most counterproductive activity to do if your goal is to be actually competent

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      coding is an oversaturated space right now especially with gpt/AI out there
      become a networking guru or sysadmin related skills and then progress into security
      my company (small biz) just spent a month trying to find someone who could fukin manage an AD network

      >going to school is the most counterproductive activity to do if your goal is to be actually competent
      getting a degree is a waste of time
      i went to community collage and took only tech related classes
      no degree
      doing well
      can get a job easily

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >coding is an oversaturated space right now especially with gpt/AI out there
        lmao. yeh if you believe that then you're dumber than the person in op's pic. there will always be a huge demand for programmers of any description, and no, your memeshit cancer that copy/pastes code it found on stackoverflow isn't replacing anybody.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >lmao. yeh if you believe that then you're dumber than the person in op's pic. there will always be a huge demand for programmers of any description, and no, your memeshit cancer that copy/pastes code it found on stackoverflow isn't replacing anybody.

          OP is asking about entry level
          you're referring to senior/advanced

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He's correct that juniors have it very hard right now. A junior has 3-5x his productivity right now. Even senior has 2-3xed their productivity now because of AI

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Even senior has 2-3xed their productivity now because of AI
            You are moronic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Unless it is a Russian one. These guys know their shit. But in the west, all you learn is gender theory and billionaire worship

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Unless it is a Russian one. These guys know their shit...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          he said coders not warehouse wagies

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes because school is for MAKING CONNECTIONS. Any IQfy tard can pass CSIII

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh look at Mr. Smart Guy who thinks sitting around all day while power point presentations are read to you from a big screen in a giant auditorium isn't the best way to learn something.
      Next you'll be suggesting that we learn how to teach ourselves by reading books and applying those skills to practical personal projects is the best way.
      I bet you couldn't afford to spend tens of thousands a semester to play guess which test the professor is going to lazily recycle. I've bet you've never played a game of chicken with group members to see who values their grade enough to do all the work themselves.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >reading books
        literally worthless

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To me school is an incentive to study. It gets you familiar with the stuff whereas otherwise you might be fricking off doing something useless. The OP reddit post is your typical normie reddit homosexual who thinks a degree and internship is a magic ticket to success. School is an incentive and a CS degree gave me a sampling of many different topics but clearly, passing classes alone gets you nowhere, you have to have a passion and pursue your topics of interest independently. This comes from having clarity and principles about what matters to you instead of jumping on a bandwagon and drinking the kool aid because its a vast field

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1. Read source code
    2. Build projects

    If you do a lot of #1 you’re 80% there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >If you do a lot of #1 you’re 80% there
      it's how i taught myself C and assembly languages.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >learning useless shit

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My boss, a man who has evidently never heard the expression "pay peanuts, get monkeys", keeps hiring new grads, and I've never understood why they're all completely incompetent despite apparently coming out of good schools with good grades.

    This explains so much.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You haven't told him?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Some people are incapable of listening to anyone else

        This is one of many reasons why I'm applying for jobs elsewhere

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How does one become a good coder ?
    With practice, just like any other skill. Which is not generally a part of computer science programs, so if your goal is to learn programming, they are not the place for you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Which is not generally a part of computer science programs
      Do you even have a degree or are you talking out of your ass?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i can kind of relate. i had great grades and thought i understood everything but i never did any side projects or anything. i had paralysis analysis and didn't know how to even begin (in a way i'm glad because all i knew was java at that point and i can't imagine where i'd be if i stuck with java) and my first job that paid like shit i pretty much learned everything there; almost nothing from courses helped me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm beginning to think that taking courses, then doing the leetcode exercises, and then moving up to doing projects with your knowledge is the best way to go. Thankfully I still have a year left until my graduation.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most coding is hyper specialized and when talking about something like AWS that isn't even really code, it's learning someone's software. You generally get good at code by giving a shit about your code and trying to get better, after 5 years of doing this you'll be decent. This means learning from spaghetti code mistakes, spotting future tech debt, and learning how to keep your program's performance up.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Doing projects that have real utility instead of just studying and doing academic assignments. You need both

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so his degree is just about using computers on a theoretical level and never actually touching them?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      welcome to academia

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The truth is programming is a mess and no amount of school is going to teach you everything you need to know. The entire point of most CS courses outside of the absolute best programs are teaching you how to continue to learn post education if you're too 'tarded to figure that out yourself.

      There is a reason most of your assignments in cs courses are just "you figure it out".

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The point of CS degrees is to make the recruiters want to hire you.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I see you have not kept up with the value of CS degrees since 2018.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Before: you probably will get hired without one, you even more probably will get hired with one.
            Now: you probably won't get hired with one, you definitely won't get hired without one.
            Did I miss anything?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're going to have a much easier time moving from help desk or IT -> software development within a company without a degree than you ever would as an entry level software dev with a degree unless you're coming from a reasonably prestigious degree program IMO. The important part is you know how to program, have the paper trail of evidence that you can in the form of projects, contributions, and accessible knowledge.

            It's really tough out there for a pimp rn

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Don't waste your time talking to moronic boomers who haven't job hopped in 5 years or basement dwelling neckbeards larping in their mom's basement. There are lots of dumb contrarians out there. But yes, you are right, though any actual SWE already knows this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, most professors don't have their students do anything practical. Most of the time you're literally reinventing the wheel like learning useless shit like bubble sorting even though professionally most companies would never have you do something so low level. 99% of code is working with other people's code and libraries and yet 99% of college is none of that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, programming isn't really related to computer science.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't hackathons just glorified leetcode competitions?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    His university might be quite bad, at my uni we had a software engineering module that involved setting up a project using a build system like maven / gradle and I'd setup database before, didn't use AWS at uni for anything though I only learned my way around that when out in industry. In short though, its just an experience problem once you know your way around the language then next many years are all spent learning the tooling and other stuff.

  14. 1 month ago
    sage

    >How does one become a good marathon runner?
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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      so?

      • 1 month ago
        sage

        Let me narrow it down for you to one (1) question:
        >How does OP become a huge wiener sucking homosexual?

        Thoughts?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those are all honest questions with wildly different answers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        generalize

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >environment variables
      I'm sorry I knew about this when I was 12 and didn't even know what a terminal really was.
      This dude is a moron.

      I agree, you need PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >valid life choice disagree and you're homophobic
      thank you, i've put a hell of a lot of work into it and it feels very rewarding to be lauded for it for once in my life. networking is pretty rough. so, you know, if you need a guy in the biz, here's my card.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Universities not teaching useful/practical skills is not a new thing, my uni was also shit at teaching stuff that was needed for a job, concentrating on nonsense like writing you own sorting program (they never actually bothered to teach us how to use the build-in functions lol) or writing essays about system management (waterfalls, Toyota, six sigma, etc).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The truth is you could self-learn in 6 months more stuff about programming than you would learn in a 4 year degree and for less than $50 if you were paying for high quality tutorials.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >don't know any of the tools for developers
    I still haven't touched github

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >someone mentioned an environment variable to me, I still don't know what that is
    Contact your bank immediately

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Actually, he's probably a much better coder than most of the system devs he's curious about. Their backwards ways such as use of "environment variables" are a curse on the industry.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >has to read and parse a config file
      >doesn't just use an existing mechanism for passing options
      env vars are based as heck and you're cringe poojeet for wanting some kind of yaml abomination

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesn't parse the config file or read the env vars if the file isn't there
        ngmi

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I absolutely love when the "smart guys" and girls with "good GPA" look uncomfortable whenever they encounter anything related to tech that's not academics related. They get so self conscious and insecure about themselves when you talk to them about frameworks, microcontrollers, personal projects, etc.
    I had a couple of guys like that in my univ class, all pajeets and changs. I had pretty average GPA back in univ but I was always doing personal projects (because why wouldn't I?). Meanwhile the changs and pajeets usually spent time in the library, huddled together, reading books from Russian author (iirc) about CS stuff.
    Whenever I talked to them about my personal projects or something that I was doing in my free time, just normal tech stuff (oh I had to reinstall my windows haha since it got borked) they all exchanged nervous glances and either uncomfortably tried to steer the conversation away from that or ask where I learned "all this tech stuff" from. These are CS students mind you, most with a great GP and leetcode/whatever scores. Just not a GitHub account with a single project.
    I got a better paying job than any of them straight out of univ because of my personal projects, and hands-on experience. Am I proud? Yes, but I don't hate those guys, they just came from a culture where you did what you were asked to do, nothing else. Its not their fault entirely.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I just hate the overly academic CS education.
      This might date me because I graduated way back in 2017, but I was basically like those changs (only I knew that I should be doing personal projects but never did). I still managed to land a job but realized soon that 80% of my education was completely worthless.
      I wasn't even suited for "algorithmic" tasks because a lot of them involved (actual) engineering related stuff (mostly numerical methods) which we brushed over extremely quickly. So I ended up being a front-end monkey. I worked my way "up" but I'm still mad at this garbage tier education that I received even though I went to a relatively good school.
      My sister went to med school and is constantly applying shit she learned at school. I basically don't need anything I learned except for linear algebra 101 and databases (which was only brushed over as well)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I wasn't even suited for "algorithmic" tasks because a lot of them involved (actual) engineering related stuff (mostly numerical methods) which we brushed over extremely quickly.
        Don't be too hard on yourself, its not really your fault for not realizing that what everyone was telling you was in fact, bullshit.
        Its true. Basic statistics, curve fitting, regression, and optimization are worth their weight in gold for any decent software engineer but CS courses prefer to skip over that (and discrete mathematics too for fricks sake!) in favour of academic jerkoff """""math""""".
        The average CS degree isn't worth the paper its printed on. Your first day on the job will teach you more than you learned in months at univ.
        >inb4 you won't get an interview without a degree chud
        If your github account has a couple of decent projects, no one will even ask if you have a degree. They'll just offer you a job. Ask me how I know.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >go to an academic institution
        >wonder why they teach academic bullshit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >changs and pajeets usually spent time in the library,
      thats giving them too much credit
      99% of the time theyre on discord and playing valorant and it wouldnt even cross their mind once in their entire lifetime to develop an interest in something other than their soulless bug vidya
      they *literally* dont have an interest in anything or opinions on anything (besides those rooted in resentment), its impossible to talk to them about *anything at all*

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >99% of the time theyre on discord and playing valorant and it wouldnt even cross their mind once in their entire lifetime to develop an interest in something other than their soulless bug vidya
        >they *literally* dont have an interest in anything or opinions on anything (besides those rooted in resentment), its impossible to talk to them about *anything at all*
        you have never talked to another person IRL or even left your room

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I have only met 1 sentient and interesting person irl and hes been my 1 closest friend since middle school
          every "asian american" and indian Ive met is barely sentient, even if ostensibly high iq

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I hate to break it to you but you're not the main character.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I have only met 1 sentient and interesting person irl and hes been my 1 closest friend since middle school
            so you haven't met anyone irl besides the one person who took pity on you.. uhuh.. and NO one else is smart except both of you..

            morons

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I have only met 1 sentient and interesting person irl and hes been my 1 closest friend since middle school
            so you haven't met anyone irl besides the one person who took pity on you.. uhuh.. and NO one else is smart except both of you..

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I never said there arent other smart people, Ive just only met one irl
            Ive met other extremely smart and interesting people online

            I hate to break it to you but you're not the main character.

            you are old basedlennial troons
            you hate the young and beautiful
            you are disgruntled at your own mediocrity

            I will not go to the barcade or the wine bar
            I will not talk about vidya and sports and drink beer
            I will not "have a normal one"
            picrel is you

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >midwit zoomer gets told he's not as smart as he thinks he is
            >has an incoherent meltdown and starts posting soijaks
            sounds like they hit a nerve. i think someone needs to learn some humility

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >sounds like they hit a nerve. i think
            "nonchalant" troonycase, thank you for proving my point

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >"nonchalant" troonycase
            what the frick does this even mean

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >feigning ignorance
            the soilennial oldtroon just cant help himself, its too perfect

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >feigning ignorance
            the soilennial oldtroon just cant help himself, its too perfect

            People have been typing without proper punctuation on IQfy when you were still suckling on mommy's saggy breasts, zoomie. You're the only one here embarrassing yourself. Your obsession over trannies ain't helping you. You just get here last month, little guy? Go ahead, call me a troony too. It's the only move you have.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, programming isn't really related to computer science.

            Stfu zoomer, you're a moron pretending to be smart. You're aren't shit.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is the end result of the push from big tech to get more people into the field and lower wages -- they flooded the schools and markets with people who have no passion for CS and programming, no genuine interest beyond having an easy job and making a lot of money, and now they're finding out you can't just push morons through uni and have a genuine engineer at the end.

    I feel kind of bad for the students that got sold this idea that if they just went to school they'd become a programmer and make a lot of money, but at the same time most of them that I've encountered aren't particularly likable anyway and I'm kinda happy to see them struggle coming into a field I care about just b/c they heard you get paid a lot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      most people were always like this in every single field, you didn't find some revelation here

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Obviously but big tech has been uniquely funding and pushing CS to drive down wages in a targeted manner that other industries don't necessarily see. The world's biggest and richest companies aren't putting hundreds of millions of dollars into making sure there's more archaeologists

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I feel kind of bad for the students that got sold this idea that if they just went to school they'd become a programmer and make a lot of money, but at the same time most of them that I've encountered aren't particularly likable anyway and I'm kinda happy to see them struggle coming into a field I care about just b/c they heard you get paid a lot
      I share the sentiment. They came into a field with no passion and expected to compete with the "nerds" and "geeks" who spend their entire day doing autistic stuff.
      That's pretty moronic. Its like entering alligator infested water and then being surprised when they can swim faster than you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        True.

        It blew my mind the first time I encountered an “engineer” that was in it for the money.

        You’re just not going to succeed without enjoying it. There’s too much bs.

        I always tell people who are interested in CS, "if you don't want to do it for free, you'll hate doing it for money"

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Like anal

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            very true anon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      True.

      It blew my mind the first time I encountered an “engineer” that was in it for the money.

      You’re just not going to succeed without enjoying it. There’s too much bs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I feel kind of bad for the students that got sold this idea that if they just went to school they'd become a programmer and make a lot of money, but at the same time most of them that I've encountered aren't particularly likable anyway and I'm kinda happy to see them struggle coming into a field I care about just b/c they heard you get paid a lot
      I share the sentiment. They came into a field with no passion and expected to compete with the "nerds" and "geeks" who spend their entire day doing autistic stuff.
      That's pretty moronic. Its like entering alligator infested water and then being surprised when they can swim faster than you.

      >gatekeeping this hard
      You made programming harder than it is just to scratch your autism itch.
      Guess what, sane people have lives outside of work and in their free time will not trudge through docs of a novel ((framework)) of some incel with too much time on his hands or make a pet project in some coollang for fun.
      You should be able to program 9-5 and then forget about it for the rest of the day. After all, it is work, not a divine calling.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >it’s work, not a divine calling
        I know at least one guy up in heaven that would disagree with you on that one.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the thing about hackathons is that you only know how to solve problems that you have seen before. no amount of knowledge you could have prehand could actually help you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the thing about hackathons is that you only know how to solve problems that you have seen before. no amount of knowledge you could have prehand could actually help you
      Anon I...
      Have you ever been to a hackathon? I don't mean "here's a bunch of tier leetcode questions, lets see who can do them the fastest", I mean an actual hackathon, like "make an application which does X" or "cobble together electronics to make a circuit which does Y"
      I swear its like 9/10 hackathon these days are just an excuse for homosexuals to do leetcode

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        actually no I haven't been to a hackathon before

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Lmao

          Hopefully these people fail out of school or our industry is fricked.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Lmao

          Hopefully these people fail out of school or our industry is fricked.

          tbh I'll defend him a little by saying I was a "genuine" programmer and lover of CS and I refused to go to hackathons in college. when you already have coursework and a job to do, if I'm going to spend my extra time/energy on a project I want to work on an actual passion project of my own rather than team up with a bunch of goobers and try to make an iOS app that tells you your horoscope

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            that's a shit take
            if you know what you are doing and the people in the hackathon know they are doing then its a good opportunity to experience workflows and paradigms you may not typically work with even if you just end up making a shitty horoscope app
            this is the same reason why job hoppers grow very quickly while people that just stay in the same job rot, theres only so much you can learn before you become the honcho.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          respect

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the thing about hackathons is that you only know how to solve problems that you have seen before. no amount of knowledge you could have prehand could actually help you
      Anon I...
      Have you ever been to a hackathon? I don't mean "here's a bunch of tier leetcode questions, lets see who can do them the fastest", I mean an actual hackathon, like "make an application which does X" or "cobble together electronics to make a circuit which does Y"
      I swear its like 9/10 hackathon these days are just an excuse for homosexuals to do leetcode

      actually no I haven't been to a hackathon before

      [...]
      tbh I'll defend him a little by saying I was a "genuine" programmer and lover of CS and I refused to go to hackathons in college. when you already have coursework and a job to do, if I'm going to spend my extra time/energy on a project I want to work on an actual passion project of my own rather than team up with a bunch of goobers and try to make an iOS app that tells you your horoscope

      I had a massive brain fart and thought for a moment that hackathons==CTF , don't know how that happened.
      my initial opinion was on CTF not on hackathons, I have no opinions on hackathons as I have never cared to look into them

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Programmer socks and estrogen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But that makes you a boring and dumb hacker, not a better hacker.
      That's why the CIA use them to pacify potential threats and gain leverage over them.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A CS degree with no real world application of the obtained "knowledge" from that degree is never going to work out well in the real world of programming.
    That guy needs to just try to build something from scratch on his own time and not at some hackathon shit. Learn his own environment and try to build something simple and move up from there. But it sounds like this guy thought a CS degree is like a coding bootcamp shit or some vocational/trade schooling environment. I fricking hate the US college scam pipeline, practically makes people think everyone getting any degree at any college will instantly give you a high paying job with all the skills you need.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    same as any skill: a lot of practise, experimentation, reflection, and self criticism

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why can't do things that I never learned or tried to do before
    this is 99% of beginner programming posts.
    the way we all learned is just by fricking doing it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's because 99% of these "beginners" are people only in it for the money.
      If they were truly interested in the field, making a post b***hing about it would be pretty far down their list of things to do. In fact they'd probably spend that time autistically trying to do it all by themselves.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    time.

    work on multiple projects, then come back to the sht you wrote a few months ago and see where you should improve, so it's easier to pick it up, once you no longer remember anything about it. That pretty much is the number one thing. Next, work on learning tricks to make your code faster, but keep to the 1st point.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that crying emoji tho it's the cherry on the cake

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Every time I learn a new concept I make it in C, heavily comment it as if I am trying to teach someone else how to make it in plain english and save it to a folder to reference for later, it's really great for imprinting it into my memory

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's a pretty neat idea to solidify learning

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why C?

      [...]
      >gatekeeping this hard
      You made programming harder than it is just to scratch your autism itch.
      Guess what, sane people have lives outside of work and in their free time will not trudge through docs of a novel ((framework)) of some incel with too much time on his hands or make a pet project in some coollang for fun.
      You should be able to program 9-5 and then forget about it for the rest of the day. After all, it is work, not a divine calling.

      >You made programming harder than it is just to scratch your autism itch.
      How did they make programming harder lol?
      >They shouldn't have to have a passion, or put so much effort in!!!
      Then learn a trade. If you go into STEM expecting it to be not demanding, you're moronic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        When I learned C it was like unlocking understanding of programming for me and made me feel like everything i did before was just scripting or memorising library functions/methods. If I can write it in C I have a basic understanding of how it works in most other languages.
        >why not C++ or Rust
        I don't care for the syntax

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >How did they make programming harder?
        Because the field is full of computer'tists that spend their whole life programming they have no confidence and no self awareness how different they are so they drive the requirements higher and higher for lower and lower salary.
        It's fricking pathetic if you ask me these people have nothing else in their life except for computers. And I don't care what you think I have seen these people. And sure there is a bit of jealousy but when you realize they had a 15 years of head start it passes quickly.
        Just imagine where the people of that skill are in different fields, but I digress.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Skill issue.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how about writing some goddamn code? for fricks sake you're not gonna light the pc on fire if you fail
    I'm absolutely shit at coding, never written anything past 200 loc and only know a couple languages halfway
    Still able to slap together ruby addons for Sketchup without even knowing the language at all
    like come up with a simple idea and start typing and googling it's not even that hard

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a nocoder and even I know what's an environment variable. Maybe zoomers are just moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah honestly it's hard for me to laugh when I hear someone missing a particular compenent of understanding programming in general. I used to program in Java and for literal years, I never knew what the String[] args meant in the main function because I never needed to run java from a command line. It wasn't until later on when I learned javascript and someone mentioned command line arguments were an option that I pieced it together for Java. I had watched many tutorials and taken paid-for courses on Java but no one had ever explained that and in general I find that is a common thing in tutorials and courses.. a lot of teachers just assume you know basic things like that, even in courses which are supposed to be "zero to programmer" and such. I've been working on a basic language agnostic course which teaches the way and in the order I wish I had been taught because I literally cannot find one anywhere that isn't missing huge chunks of the fundamentals

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cooding is just putting in time. In uni they should teach you the useful stuff like methods for project management.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how do I master OOP?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You don't.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do you get to Carnagie Hall?

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't write code by yourself. Almost everything is invented. You just need to glue it together.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't you have to be good at both theory and practice though?
    People say "just code bro" but what about data structures, algorithms and so on?

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    any good online hackathons people can recommend? I only ever worked alone and that leads to procrastination or dropping a project when it gets boring.

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