Why this topic?
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If you are reading this, then you should agree with me that you are a very tough fellow. Your mind went to your physical body status right? Yeah, I was referring to both physical and mental toughness. Even though you might be enjoying it, no one is ever going to deny the fact that programming is a tough job. It doesn’t matter which field of programming you are. Whether you’re a web designer, web developer(front end, back end or a full-stack developer), or maybe you are a computer software programmer or an app developer(native or hybrid), whichever one you’re, none is actually easy. Is it image designing, building UI, building algorithm, developing your own program logic etc? All of them pretty much require a great brain capacity.
I’m going to be sharing with you the deadly programming mistakes you should avoid in order to be successful in your programming career. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or you have been into programming. The important thing here is that you put this tips into practice and help yourself and your career too.
There are some uncool things they know programmers for. Like, “programmers have no life”, “programmers are the lone fellows”, “programmers usually get blind at old age”, and some other stuff. The funny thing is that, in most cases, these are usually true.I’m going to be sharing with you the deadly programming mistakes you should avoid in order to be successful in your programming career. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or you have been into programming. The important thing here is that you put this tips into practice and help yourself and your career too. There are some uncool things they know programmers for. Like, “programmers have no life”, “programmers are the lone fellows”, “programmers usually get blind at old age”, and some other stuff. The funny thing is that, in most cases, these are usually true.
Now, you are about to learn how to avoid these things. So, let’s get into it right away!
Why are many programmers introverts?
This is a question I’ve always wanted to see the answer(s). Even though technological improvements has done its part in bringing programmers together, there are still many solo programmers. The use of GitHub and some other programming communities and/or forums has made programmers work together and get to know what’s trending. But is it enough to just know others through the internet? It’s never going to be enough. I guess many programmers are introverts because of higher brain capacity needed to actually write a code. I’m not so sure why this is so. I will do more research on it. If you have any idea, feel free to share. It’s part of helping ourselves.
Or maybe I should go with a hasty generalization that many programmers are introverts because they are meant to be so.
Now, how is that? Whichever one it is, there is a solution to it. Though the solution is not usually an easy one. It is like doing something against your nature. Permit me to get a bit personal here. Just a bit. The thing is, I am or let me use the word ‘was’ an introvert. Every time my aunt would keep on telling me that I should get to know people. You know what it felt like? It was like telling me not to be myself again. I stopped visiting her as often as before, until one day I got hit by my own ignorance. Now, I try as much as possible to socialize with people. It’s pretty much helpful I must say.
You too can do it. I know how hard it can be, but I believe you should give it a try. Don’t just sit in front of your computer all day long. Try hanging out with the few friends you’ve got and also with family members.
I believe that being an introvert has something to do with loneliness. You might not want me to start telling what loneliness can do to us. But permit me to remind us that it may cause depression. Depression? Oh yeah! Depression.
Some solutions to depression
Many programmers are actually depressed. If you’re depressed or maybe you are trying to avoid depression, try these tips:
- Get enough sleep: Your brain needs enough sleep for refreshments.
- Eat right: I bet you already know how important this is to our health in general.
- Be more social: This has been said earlier.
- Lessen your workload: Whenever you feel tired, try and get some rest.
- Have another hobby apart from programming.
- Know what your passion is.
- Excercise regularly: This is always being stressed in almost every article about solutions of depression. Don’t limit the power of exercises to our body. Normally, as humans, we need to exercise our body regularly. It’s not only for depressed people or programmers. I don’t want to write much about this. What you should know is that exercising is good for our health.
- Get out more: This is also pointing to socialization. Don’t sit in front of your screen all day long. From time to time, get out and have some walk. It helps! Believe me [smiles]. They said that experience is the best teacher. I believe the best way to learn is learning from others’ mistakes. So, learn now! [eye brows raised].
I believe those are enough to help you out of being an introvert, being lonely, and also give you a little help on how to come out of depression. Now, let’s get to the next mistake.
The mistake of not sticking to one field
This one is mainly for beginner programmers. Don’t get me wrong on this one. There’s always this tendency for beginners to keep running around from one field to another. What do I mean by saying ‘from one field to another’? Basically speaking, there are tons of fields in computer programming. But beginner tends to think that they can be ‘ninjas’ in all these fields. The fields include Game development, Android/Mobile development, Web development/designing, computer software development etc. All these fields even require teamwork, yet beginners would think they can know them all.
I have a friend who runs from one programming language to the other. One good thing about it is that he can answer basic questions concerning those languages. Go deeper into the language, and you would see him scratching his head. Personally, I don’t think that this is cool. What I will advice you to do is to choose a field that interests you based on your passion and stick to it. Running around is not always helpful.
Computer programming is like a river, you come with whatever size of cup you have and take as much water as you can. You can’t take the whole river.
I hope you’ve learnt something. If you have, you may share this article or write some comments, but if you haven’t, let me know which area of it needs improvement.
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