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Discussion on: When are you happiest as a coder?

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Matt Hamilton

At that lovely point when after much trial and error and learning about the problem you are trying to solve, things start to come back together.

You start with an idea or a problem to solve, and things get more and more complex as you try to solve the edge cases, etc. Then there comes a point when the patterns emerge. The refactoring happens. The code gets smaller. Gets simpler. Lines of code get deleted. Things get elegant.

That is when I'm most happy.