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Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby Nomad » July 10th, 2016, 10:32 pm

I can code in HTML, CSS, Javascript, and alittle bit of Python.

I'm always searching for more information about and on coding, but I always get this sense of "inferority". Like people know way more about this stuff than I do, and I could never be a really good coder without atleast 5+ years of practice.

Does that feeling ever go away as a coder? Or is this just something you come to live with and expect?
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby gnosis » July 11th, 2016, 3:46 am

Dude, here's some solid life advice here:

You will get better as you learn more. & You're not stupid. So, yes, you're not going to be as good as people with 5 years of experience until you get 5 years of experience, but you are not generally inferior. Try to understand some theory and then work on projects. Over time, work on doing more and more complex projects. Try to have fun with it but keep pushing the envelope. You want your new project to be more difficult or challenging in some way than you're most recently-completed project.
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby droid » July 11th, 2016, 6:05 am

Nomad wrote:I can code in HTML, CSS, Javascript, and alittle bit of Python.

I'm always searching for more information about and on coding, but I always get this sense of "inferority". Like people know way more about this stuff than I do, and I could never be a really good coder without atleast 5+ years of practice.

Does that feeling ever go away as a coder? Or is this just something you come to live with and expect?


Don't compare yourself to others, just let your work speak for you. Ignore the syntax-divas and dogmatic SOB's.
There's too many people that pose as "designers" because they know how to use the tools. Just enjoy being creative and have an open mind.

And no, you never stop learning, you get acquainted with one technology and x10 more come up!!
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby Nomad » July 12th, 2016, 9:42 pm

Thank you guys for the reply. I actually already have a gaming project i'm working on. I would show it off, but I would prefer to do so "when its ready".

Its really the only thing keeping me interested in coding right now. Although one guy with 9+ years of javascript experience told me I should of just build my game in the C++ language so I wouldn't have to fight the DOM. Not sure how true that holds.

Thanks for the positive feedback and advice. =)
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby William77 » August 15th, 2016, 5:56 pm

Don't worry about that. If u interested in coding so much - just go for it! I see, u have your own project now. Congratulations! I'll share u a link, here http://djangostars.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-development-company-for-your-web-project-the-overview/ u can take some advices about development. Good luck!
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby Nomad » September 1st, 2016, 2:08 pm

William77 wrote:Don't worry about that. If u interested in coding so much - just go for it! I see, u have your own project now. Congratulations! I'll share u a link, here http://djangostars.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-development-company-for-your-web-project-the-overview/ u can take some advices about development. Good luck!


Thanks William! Things are going off pretty good! I'm happy with my progress so far. My wife is taking coding lessons now at school so hopefully we can be 2 little nerds coding together. :D
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby starchild5 » September 2nd, 2016, 3:08 am

Coding is the only way out of misery...The real money is there...

Even in India, a good coder is paid over 50k USD but he saves a lot due to cost of living so his salary is equal to around 75k..

In Philippines the salary is 250k Pesos...per month for NodeJS developer,,,,,INSANE...same as silicon valley if you take cost of living and taxes...

It does not matter with experience...That's wrong attitude...Its the RIGHT SKILL SET THAT MATTERS...Your location also does not matter

I would go with JavaScript and its framework...

The machines are taking over ....we are feeding the beast and one day as Al bielek said, with enough power any computer can have a mind of its own...
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby Nomad » June 28th, 2017, 9:59 am

Just a report in.

I now know HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, and PHP. Doing developing work for Drupal. Life is good! :)
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby Cornfed » June 28th, 2017, 11:56 am

starchild5 wrote:Coding is the only way out of misery...The real money is there...

For Indians. For Westerners, the real money is not there, because Indians are doing it. The way they are doing it sucks, but the executives who hired them will have received their bonuses and run with the money before the inevitable tech collapse due to their incompetence happens, so who cares? Well, the rest of us, I guess.
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby Cornfed » June 28th, 2017, 11:58 am

Nomad wrote:Just a report in.

I now know HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, and PHP. Doing developing work for Drupal. Life is good! :)

Are you actually being paid?
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Re: Interesting in Coding but feeling "inferior"

Postby Nomad » June 28th, 2017, 2:45 pm

Yes I am ;)
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