Lucky to be a Programmer

From the great article on our fluorishing craft, Lucky to be a Programmer by Gustavo Duarte:

For the past few weeks I’ve been working with a fellow developer on a project that required an all-out programming effort. It’s done now, so we’re back to a regular schedule, but when people hear about the crazy hours they often say they’re sorry. They really shouldn’t be. I would never do this often, or for long periods, or without proper compensation if done for an employer, but the truth is that these programming blitzkriegs are some of my favorite periods in life. Under the right conditions, writing software is so intensely pleasurable it should be illegal.

(via Ryan Dahl)

3 Responses to “Lucky to be a Programmer”

  1. TigerTom says:

    I like to outsource when I can. I enjoy programming, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

  2. PS3 says:

    Just as an artist enjoys creating something beautiful or thought provoking, making a piece of software using nothing but a few buttons definately has it’s charm.

  3. srednarb says:

    I agree with TigerTom, the hours of working seem much more important earning more money than paying for an outsourced job on programming.

    but don’t forget that when you get the feel or urge of doing it yourself, the relief is what makes you feel adrenalin rushing in your nape so it makes you blush sometimes and eventually makes us feel young being able to do what we should and want to.

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