Like I am unemployed now and technically got laid off, but i think that being a software developer that I can tolerate. I don’t want any other jobs because the job positions I tended to have in the past tended to be work environments that I didn’t like. They tended not to value me as much as a worker, I wasn’t paid what I think I’ve should have been paid , and I tended not to last at these jobs as long over something superfluous. I like being paid more , I like learning all the time and I like solving problems, even if they are frustrating . Thats why I am solely applyinig for software developer jobs now? Anyone else feel this way too?
If you like continuous learning & problem solving, you will love being a software developer
I think those traits are essential to being a successful developer; you will never know it all, and even if you did, things would change in a few months anyway! Always keep learning.
Good luck & happy coding!
Development is as likely as any other career to have bad work environments, undervalued workers, etc. You’re right though that it involves spending a lot of your time solving frustrating problems.
I have a love hate relationship with coding. I was a software developer for 5 years (1999-2004) before becoming a stay at home dad for 15 years. I kept my hand in the world learning about Mac and iOS development, but it was never a job.
I like the learning, and often the debugging, seriously dislike designing and building software from scratch. (I never feel like I’m doing it correctly).
I’ve recently started learning webdev to see if it is more my thing than straight up software development i’ve done in the past (C/Java/Ruby/Swift/Objective-C).