Some of you may know I started a new job about 2 weeks ago. So far I really really like it. In fact, I think it’s brought back a part of me that I thought died almost 3 years ago. That part of me is the part that really likes coding. For the last few years I haven’t really enjoyed coding. It almost got to the point where I was starting to think it wasn’t for me. I was going to look into SysAdmin stuff instead of software dev. But then I started my new job and they gave me something to actually program. Nothing big or fancy, just changing a website written in ASP to use an Oracle database instead of Access databases. Nothing right? Wrong. Even though it’s easy, it’s something I’ve never done before. And I’m enjoying it.
So, why did I lose interest in this stuff? I think it’s a couple of reasons. First is shitty professors. I have had only one whose computer science classes I didn’t dread going to. All the rest bored me to tears. Especially my Algorithms class. The other reason is shitty books. All the textbooks we’ve had in school have blown ass. I bought an Objective-C book to learn the language so I can program my new MacBook. I feel like I understand some things better now than I did before, especially object oriented stuff. It seems like a lot of books that proclaim to teach object oriented programming, don’t. The C++ book I had for school took 4 or 5 chapters to introduce functions, and 7 or 8 to introduce classes. This book introduces them in Chapter 3, which is really Chapter 2 because Chapter 1 is an introduction.
So what do I plan to do with this blog? I guess just blab about my exploits in learning Objective-C, Cocoa, ASP, SQL, and XHTML which I’m going to be doing over the next couple of months before school starts up.
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it’s not going to work. God help us all if you’re still writing code, or even worse if the bitch that edited your program in 2003 is the one who butchered the site like that (she’s a manager or something now).