How a reasonably balanced individual nearly went insane

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Source : blog.freecodecamp.com
Auteur : www.blog.freecodecamp.com
Date de l'info : 14 novembre 2014

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I was just a guy in a suit in an office with a vague start-up idea. Then I decided to learn to code.

I overheard some guy at a happy hour bragging about how easily he was able to automate his office workflows by using a language called Ruby. I thought, “huh, Ruby.” I went home, googled it, and within 15 seconds, I was working through a random Ruby tutorial.

A week later, I went to my first hackerspace meeting. Everyone was talking about languages like Scala, Clojure and Go. There was so much to learn. I borrowed three O’reilly books and got about 50 pages into each of them.

Most arguments about text editors are what engineers call “religious wars”
– rooted more in historical differences than practical merit.

At the time, it seemed reasonable to think that the faster I could type, the faster I could code. I switched to a Programmer’s Dvorak keyboard layout because, hey, it was objectively the most efficient keyboard a programmer could use.

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