Why we learn coding

People usually don’t learn programming or coding just for the love of programming and coding. They are boring, have somewhat high intellectual barrier of entry, and programming job may not be interesting at all.

So putting money, job opportunities aside, what drives us, or me, to learn how to code.

I want to stop feeling so helpless again

I do not enjoy the feeling of people knowing something that I need to use, or do, but don’t know how to. In this case, I know in the future I would like to own a software company, but if I do not know how to code, I will need to hire a programmer (or programmers) to do it for me.

But I can’t pay, who the fuck wants to work for someone who can’t pay? And even if someone is willing to do it for you, for free, like a slave, can you trust that guy for not stealing your idea AND business?

By learning how to code, I can stop worrying about getting other people to do my job. If no one else can or willing to do so, I can do it. If my business failed, I can always go for programming jobs, isn’t that awesome?

They just hate coding…

Most people just say things like “I wish I can code”, “I gonna learn coding this summer”, “I gonna pickup Rails coz they are paying out 5 figures right now”…

They just don’t do it.

Lots of Wantrepreneurs present at various Hackathons have no coding skills and EXPECT developers to work for them for free. I am strongly against this kind of slavery, I would say, unless their idea is THAT good, his pitching skill is THAT good, and he has THAT awesome amount of network/connections, otherwise? Fuck them.


Author: Anonoz Chong

Web Developer in Kuala Lumpur. Computer Science student in MMU Cyberjaya. President of IT Society MMU Cyberjaya. Rubyist.

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