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Discussion on: What's one thing you wish you knew before you started programming?

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ListNUX

That working as a programmer/coder/developer isn't nearly as fun as coding for hobby. Actual work is tedious, you often have to meet requirements you don't like, you often have to follow practices you consider bad, cause it's how the company wants it and that, if you cannot find enough free time and motivation, you might end up completely burned out.

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Navarr Barnier

I code for fun. I think having coding as a job is fun. My biggest hurdle to productivity is doing stuff that I don't particularly want to do. It's killer

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Duc Nguyen

Totally relate to this. But having coding as your hobby helps you overcome the difficulties as long as you keep your work/life balanced. :D

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Andy Burkovetsky

This sounds more like -- One thing I wish to know before I started working. 😄