I started to code in 1977 in High School. I was coding in BASIC (with line numbers). I felt that the technology was potentially very powerful and felt very limited by what BASIC had to offer. I have worked since then on every job and with every line of code to break past the technology limitation of programming that I felt when I started.
Last October, I feel that I finally broke past the technology barrier of conventional programming - so, 1977 to 2017 = 40 years of work. I suspect a really smart person could have broken past in seven, and should have decades ago. There are a lot smarter people than I am and for some reason no one has succeeded where I have. I don't know why.
Well, not many people have been coding for 40 years! What do you usually code in now?
(and my father has been coding for 60 years).
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