do you code professionally or just for fun?

 
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 18 Aug 2006, 22:32

    do you code professionally or just for fun?

    hi!
    the question's above..

    (sorry for my english!)

  • 1. for university
    2. for personal use and friends
    3. professional

  • Can't it be both? :D

    I work professionaly as a RubyOnRails web-applications developer, but I work on various coding projects on my own time too in a couple of languages, but mostly Ruby since I've fallen in love with the language.

    • zgoda said...
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    • 19 Aug 2006, 12:34
    Professionally in Java, Python and Delphi. For fun in Python and Erlang.

    I just love to write code and see it running. Terrific.

    We read Knuth so you don't have to. -- Tim Peters
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 19 Aug 2006, 17:41
    Yes, both professionally and for fun! Being self-employed I could have chosen to make loadsamoney and take on overwhelming boring stressful projects, but instead I chose to work at my own pace and only accept unusual 'vertical-market' projects, but still make just enough money to survive, though luckily not enough money to become power-obsessed or automobile-obsessed, as my spiritual freedom is far more important! Mainly C++ (usually VC6) telephony-based projects, front-ended with ASP heavily-modified VBScript, and back-ended with either Winsock/DCOM to VPNs or specialist DSP cards to PABXs.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 20 Aug 2006, 13:54
    For fun and for college. I was once a mainframe programmer but that wasn't real programming. I'm just glad they dropped COBOL from my college course...

  • Both. Sometimes simultaneously. Making the two ends meet (fun/professionalism) is the most important thing.

  • Just for fun. I have made my own blog using php.

    • rubykon said...
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    • 21 Aug 2006, 13:11
    Mostly professionally in vbscript, VB.net, C, PHP, SQL and Perl.

    I work fifty-fifty as a consultant for MS and Linux and as a Coder for WebApps and customized Migration Tools for the forementioned.

    Cheers, cozmic
    • eidole said...
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    • 21 Aug 2006, 21:16
    Both professionally and for fun, in C and asm.


    Earth is 98% full... please delete anyone you can.
    • elvez said...
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    • 21 Aug 2006, 22:08
    Currently I code for university projects and for fun. I never coded for work, but I will hopefully do it in the immediate future!

  • If I didn't get well paid for this shit I'd be doing something much more interesting.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 22 Aug 2006, 16:45
    snowdog62 said:
    If I didn't get well paid for this shit I'd be doing something much more interesting.

    I love working with people who have a passion for the art ;)

    • skywake said...
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    • 23 Aug 2006, 10:47
    i have been making code since year 9-ish for fun. before then i didnt really know much, but had played around with DOS prompts and such. first i started with basic message box "games" (in basic and on my HP 39g.. and my friends 38g before then) then i found the random function... the best function ever.

    ATM i am at UNI so the majority of the code that i make is for that. C, C++, Java, some scripts.. recently stuff like SQL+, Pov-Ray (a CG scene designer)... OpenGL is my next thing. i still enjoy coding, hell if i didnt i would be doing some crappy engeneering degree.

    I am hoping that within the next 5 years i will be still enjoying it as much as i always have. I hope that by then someone will be paying me for it. I also hope that i will still be able to find a way to chuck a random number generator in :P

    So don't you believe them
    Yes, it's true, someday everything dies
    We won't let that defeat us
    We can't hear him sing but we can hear it as it flies
  • I've coded one commercial game, but generally I code freeware Remakes just for fun. :)

    10 PRINT "TCK IS COOL!";
    20 GOTO 10

    www.tcksoft.co.uk
    • nelchee said...
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    • 24 Aug 2006, 12:54
    Occasionally I make custom CMS-s as a part of web design package, but mostly I team up with a more experienced programmer so he does the coding...
    Since I don't see myself in this after I finish college, I guess it's just for fun :)

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 24 Aug 2006, 16:49
    Smashing the stack for fun and profit. i've coded security software for both in c/asm , but nowadays php makes money here :( my last commercial project was a sms gateway.

  • fuzzix said:
    I love working with people who have a passion for the art ;)


    Hah, just what I was thinking.

    I code and administer both at work and for fun. Mostly Windows-based stuff but some Linux/PHP where it makes sense.

    • 3MAJ said...
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    • 26 Aug 2006, 08:58
    For now, I'm programming for college and for fun, but I hope that it will be my profession for a few years when I finish college. Mostly C/C++ (MFC)

    seasons change, and so can I
    • John64 said...
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    • 26 Aug 2006, 09:05

    School and Mozilla

    Mainly school stuff, but i am starting to work with the Mozilla Project

    • jussist said...
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    • 26 Aug 2006, 09:28
    I've done mostly coding for profession, lately. Php lately, mut some java as well. And I also just started teaching java-basics.

    Unfortunately, time is limited, so I have way too little time for projects, that are mostly fun, but are for my company as well. Projects that have deadline, and paying customer, have to be finished first. After that, more pleasure-projects.

    edit:
    And that sig, I forgot I had, is from one coding project. In practice, I made some null-checks before calling that beast, but just had to store that one.

    if ( ((Comparable)res.get(j).getClass().getMethod( method_name, new Class[]{}).invoke( res.get(j), new Object[]{})).compareTo( res.get(j+1).getClass().getMethod( method_name, new Class[]{}).invoke( res.get(j+1), new Object[]{}) ) > 0 ) {
  • Right now I code for my university coursework and such but also for fun.

    If I'm picking up some new language I'll try to make some kind of project, sometimes I just need to make a program to do a certain thing though in which case I'll just use whatever language.

    Unfortunately mostly Java. Why didn't MS build in cross platform compatability and destroy java with C# :(

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 26 Aug 2006, 11:01
    Pulseammo said:
    Unfortunately mostly Java. Why didn't MS build in cross platform compatability and destroy java with C# :(

    Well, MS did publish the C# spec and it's been (mostly) implemented by the Mono project guys.

    ...and who knows, java might actually become useful if Sun do something sensible with the license.

    I heard whisperings of Python replacing Java in some deprtaments in my old job. That was interesting. Some of the guys got free copies of the O'Reilly Learning Python text... basts. :)

  • fuzzix said:
    Pulseammo said:
    Unfortunately mostly Java. Why didn't MS build in cross platform compatability and destroy java with C# :(

    Well, MS did publish the C# spec and it's been (mostly) implemented by the Mono project guys.

    ...and who knows, java might actually become useful if Sun do something sensible with the license.


    I have heard of Mono, I've never toyed about with it though. I'm really really hoping that Java gets better if Sun change their license, theres been quite a bit of that in the news lately it seems.

    • 3MAJ said...
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    • 26 Aug 2006, 13:42
    When talking about Java, take a look at this. Might be interesting... : http://joelonsoftware.com/articles/ThePerilsofJavaSchools.html

    seasons change, and so can I
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