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

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Waylon Walker

What I wish I knew before entering mechanical engineering was that much of the learning and creativity are lost when you get a real full time job. Much of what you do is maintaining decade old designs, making very small careful changes, and talking about them for days in meetings.

Moving to software engineering allows me to learn new things every day, be creative, and create new things.