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Discussion on: What Was The First Problem You Solved That Made You Feel Like A “Real Programmer”?

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Pablo Martí

On 2009 in the company where I worked we made a system for sending bulk SMS, it was used by companies for notifying the customers about new deals or remember about payments.

The business went really good and we had more clients, and we were connecting to our gateway for sending SMS through a HTTP API, and that was not good enough, so I got the responsibility of changing that and instead of using the HTTP API of the Gateway send the messages through SMPP, so I had to change all of the process, pack the messages into the protocol and send them through TCP.

The things got better and after that, because the messages were sent one by one it was needed to change to send it on parallel, so I move to multi-threads.

It was awesome, I started working on PHP (I was a junior) and then I ended working with Perl, Bash and AWK. I was 20 years old. Then Facebook appeared and the companies move away LOL.

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Trevor Montgomery Author

Haha! Nice that would be an amazing accomplishment for a junior dev!

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Pablo Martí

Yeah! After that I got courage for many things!