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Discussion on: How long did it take for you to become a successful Developer?

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Valentin Radu • Edited

Depends on how you define success. It took me around 10 years to be able to understand things independently of language, platform, tools etc (i.e. to see the bigger picture and have an intuition that holds well in front of any "new" situation)
And I still feel like I have tons of things to learn and that I'm quite not there yet, considering there are people able to write production-ready modern compilers by themselves out there.
Then again, I wrote my own, successful app (my only personal project that actually made $), after just 2 years in the field. So again, it really only matters how high you aim and how you define success.

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For me success is firstly to make a living with it, and then to make the world a better place with it.
I liked a lot your response, thank you.
I am curious, what is "the big picture" you took 10 years to grasp?
And also, what is the app you did after 2 years in the field?
In this thread you can define what success means for you.