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  • I want to be a professional programmer!!!

    25 37.31%
  • I want to make games, either professionally or otherwise.

    10 14.93%
  • I am not sure why, it gives me something to do.

    13 19.40%
  • Other (post reason)...

    19 28.36%

Why are you learning programming?

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    Disease is a program of life while programming life as a disease in programming.
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    it's all so clear now.

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    money really as i was fed up of outsourcing work whenever i needed some small program written. I thought learn to program, write it yourself and then get all the money plus i will be able to offer my clients more services. Though i actually found that i really enjoyed learning to program for its own sake - its like a form of artistic expression
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    >>it's all so clear now.

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    >>i was fed up of outsourcing work whenever i needed some small program written


    Yeah... I hear you. I have written several small programs to parse strings out of text files and regroup them as comma delimintated files so that they could easily be inserted into database programs.

    Such a simple task probably would have cost me some major dollars if I had someone else do it.

    I need to find more applications that I "have to" write to, because I actually had quite a bit of fun writting those programs and found the time to do it because they were needed.
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    yeah, it's fun writing little widget programs like that...

    once i wrote a program that would actually write some arrays to a text file that could be compiled into a program that used them.. it was interesting.

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    I wanted to modify, sonic 2 for genesis. Thats why I began programming. I got a little fustrated when I discoverd this would take quite a bit, of monney.

    on life

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    a) I have to do it for college
    b) I like doing it as a hobby
    c) May do it one day as a career
    Ramble on...

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    It's fun to tell the computer exactly what to do, it's a great hobby, andone day I hope to make a carreer out of it.

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    Well, I like it because it is a good hobby. I will do this professionally some day, when I'm old enough, or something with computers at least..
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    and the added benefit is that it lets you become renown in a community such as this one as you get a ridiculous amount of posts and get disowned by your family because you're on it 25/7 (yes, that's right, 25/7, you were such an addict you added another hour onto the day, just to post 100 more times).

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    I initially got into programming because I wanted to make computer games. Specifically, I liked the creativity of designing paper-and-pen RPGs, but I found the medium inadequate for developing complex and organized systems (like those in computer RPGs) that I really wanted to make. So, I decided to try to learn to program.

    I'm still doing game programming, but I discovered in high school that programming knowledge is also enormously useful in science. Since my career goals are mostly science-related, this was another major motivation for learning how to program, and the reason I moved from BASIC to C.

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    Basic is dead... start at PASCAL.

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    Perhaps you should have told me that 9 years ago. Anyway, QBASIC was preinstalled on all DOS computers back then, so it was in that sense an ideal learning tool: I could write the same programs at school as at home, and at friends' houses; no worry about nonstandard functions or graphics incompatibilities. The situation today may be different, but now that I know C/C++, who cares?

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    I chose other because all three options apply to me...

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