I recently read an Instagram post by a fellow programmer. There’s a question in the post, which is why do you code / program. Whenever I read such question, the first thing that pops into my mind would be, the satisfaction in seeing the code you wrote brings a product to life.
I remember starting out on Khan Academy
back in May 2014. Oh Lord, it feels like that was yesterday. 😱 I can’t recall
I’m not sure why I started with Drawing & Animation. To be quite honest about it, I hated it! 😂
I didn’t finish the course either, and I never liked drawing anyway when I went to school.
Plus the course felt rather advanced for a beginner, or it could be me being oblivious to
after tutorial and the creating projects phases.
Having known myself more, I find that Udemy courses give me those Oh I see! moments.
If only I discovered the platform much earlier!
But two things stuck with me, and they are the excitement in creating something and knowing that you can create almost, if not, anything, with code. One can solve a problem for society, improvise on something for fellow developers and many more!
Fast forward to 2019, I’ve been working for a year & a half. Including the reasons above, why do I write code?
- Excitement in creating something.
- Knowing that you can create almost, if not, anything, with code, and contribute to society in such way.
- The satisfaction in seeing the code you wrote brings a product to life.
- Writing code is a piece of art. Clean, readable code is utter beauty, poetry-esque!
- Solving code problems are satisfying.
- The flexibility in being able to work from basically anywhere.
- The demand for programmers. It’s rising and tech jobs aren’t disappearing anytime soon.
How about you? Why do you write code? 🤓