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Discussion on: Enthusiasts vs. Pragmatists: two types of programmers and how they fail

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Rachel Soderberg • Edited

I'm somewhere in between, I think. I enjoy the heck out of programming, but I also ended up where I am because it's a good career (my "twenty year old me" plan was game development but "thirty year old me" is not willing to work the long hours and have the frantic pre-release meltdowns).

I don't write very much code in my spare time but I do mull over problems and have aha-moments in the shower on a regular basis (and I read technical books every single day). I am fond of whatever code I'm asked to write at work, regardless of how simple or non-impactful it might seem, and wouldn't trade it for anything.