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Programming is ...

elmuerte profile image Michiel Hendriks ・1 min read

In the same style as the Love is ... comic, write your best Programming is ... line.

To start this off, an adaptation of a Louis Srygley quote:

[Without requirements or design, ]
Programming is ... the art of adding bugs to an empty text file.

Header image adapted from Geek & Poke


Editor guide

Programming is ... an exercise in managed uncertainty.


Programming is ... the art of sending stack overflow a lot traffic.


Programming is... pain, anyone who tells you differently is selling something.

Programming is pain


Pain + reward ... hopefully :)


Most of the time, at least :)


Oh no 😱 That is not right. It should not ever be like that.


Soo... what are you selling? :P


Programming is ... the mud on your hand that won't wash off.


import english

print(“Programming is ... “ + english.words[“programming”].definitions[0])


Programming is ... a perpetual process where you start to overthink, and use it to overcomplicate simple concepts.


Programming is ... the path to the dark side. Programming leads to bugs, bugs lead to debugging, debugging leads to suffering.


Programming is ... the closest you'll ever get to learning magic.


Programming is... a compelling yet abusive relationship.


Programming is... [SEGFAULT]


Programming is... ..but it was working on my local. 😔😔😫


Introducing bugs in a manageable way until it works.😎


Programming is... Learning that most software is not as well made as you used to think


Programming is... Learning to let things go.

That code you spent weeks working on a few years ago? Yea let it go. Delete it. At first you might feel sad and it hurts, but soon you'll learn it feels so gooood.


... feeling proud when you solve hard task.
... feeling a little disappointed when someone finds better solution.


There's always going to be a better solution, no need to feel bad.


No need, sure... But it happens. :))


Programming is ... endless abstraction


Programming is ... feel like having superpowers, which we have to use with responsibility.


...or, in any kind - usefull at all.

I mean, i'm pretty sure it's not exactly irresponsible to create the 100th internal-tool-CRUD-app, but it kinda feels like using ironman's arc-reactor as a beer coster - useful in a technical sense, but somehow short of it's possibilities.


Programming is... drawing constellations in the night sky of 0s and 1s


Programming is going from uncertain of how something works to certain, back to uncertain because you later learn of the various indirection and high-level constructs necessary to facilitate your original and subsequent solutions.


...frustrating, until you're done, then it's a short moment of awesome. and then, it's legacy and frustrating again.


Programming is ... ... si gnimmargorP


Programming is ... the most maddening and rewarding of professions.


Programming is....thinking precisely and writing it down.


Programming is.. Writing the script for the future... But it mostly involves choosing a variable name and positioning a div


Programming is... discovering that silly error which has been bugging you forever


Programming is ... where was I before that email came in?


Programming is... an exercise of cause and effect without knowing either the causes or the effects.


Programming is ... the art of discovering new problems that you didn't know existed, or could.


Programming is ... a way to convert feature requests to bug reports over multiple deadlines.


Programming is ... continuous learning and relearning


Programming is... well, it works on my computer...


Programming is ... making something cool, then fixing its bugs until you decide to rewrite it.


Programming is ...

INPUT=$(cat /dev/left_ear)

printf "OUTPUT: %s\n" $INPUT > /dev/right_ear

if you know what I mean ...


Programming is ... digital philosophy


Programming is ... overcomplicating things without even noticing.


Programming is ... good unless u ran into some troublesome bugs!


Programming is... the art of finding small things that annoy you and smashing them with a hammer


Programming is... ..but it was working yesterday. 😓😓


Programming is ... not knowing what you're doing a majority of the time, but figuring it out regardless.


Programming is the art of creating beautiful new world... Or trying to repair the nightmarish world of others!


Programming is ... staring at the screen and pondering: "why could it ever work"


Programming is....the joy you feel when your tests break for the right reasons


Programming is... ..who committed code on git with my username?? 😒😒


Programming is ... Love <3


Programming is... rejoicing when you've moved that box 2 pixels after banging your head for 2 hours.


Programming is... puzzle solving for people who like typing.


Programming is... ton of node_modules


Programming is...hum..is..euh...is..hmmm...is...Programming..is...euh..is..


Programming is ... a slot machine with worse odds of success then those in a casino, even though you may have full control of the outcome, but you keep on pulling...


Programming is... the ability to keep it simple stupid.


Programming is... when like you to go mad trying to solve something over and over.