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Why I Became a Software Developer - My Journey

Andrew Baisden on August 23, 2022

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Mfon.

Thank you for this, Andrew!

Man! Sega, PSP and all got me nostalgic. That inspect part really got me too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… I'm a newbie and I think I used it not too long ago while working on a project with a team.

You built when things were not as easy as they are now and you have most definitely seen a lot of things come and go. It's great to see you adapt to the times. πŸŽ–οΈ

I'll most definitely follow the alternate route to landing jobs although I like to be private mostly.

Looking forward to more articles like this.

Cheers!

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Andrew Baisden

Thanks for reading it's great to hear your opinion!

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dastasoft

Great article, as a person who also works as a SE, writes tech articles and does a bit of gamedev for hobby I totally relate to the phrase "trying to find the time to do everything that I'm doing now".

Time management and knowing when to rest is extremely important to maintain a good schedule and you must be an expert in this matter.

Have a great weekend!

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Peace

I love this, everything is very relatable.
Thank you Andrew:) You're an amazing content creatorπŸš€

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Madza

This is an inspiring story, Andrew πŸ˜πŸ‘βœ¨

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Andrew Baisden

Thanks so much, positive feedback is always welcome Madza.

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Rizèl Scarlett

Thanks for sharing your story!

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Andrew Baisden

Sure you are welcome I am glad you took the time to read it.

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okeken

Thanks Andrew for sharing your story.

I had a similar exprience, when covid came, I had to go back to what I've always wanted to do, programming. And it has been a ride since then!

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Andrew Baisden

That's great I wish you good luck!

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Julia πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Great story Andrew! Your path which led you where you are today is soo interesting.

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and_dev_dg

Thanks for sharing your incredible journey. it's quite inspiring

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Franklin Ohaegbulam

Thank you Andrew for sharing your journey and experience in tech.

Your story is reminiscent of my early experience.

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Andrew Baisden

You are welcome it's great to know that you can relate to my story.

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Martin Adams

Thanks Andrew for sharing your story.

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Andrew Baisden

Sure no problem I aim to inspire others to succeed as well.

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Andrew Baisden

Thanks!

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Yw Zhang

inspiring story!

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Alexander B.K.

As if C# is only for game development. Uh...
My interest in C# and .Net is towards using them for backend dev, although I know they are excellent for building desktop GUI too (in which I am already familiar, using classic VB6).
Now my motivation increases after reading about .Net MAUI in the official doc : docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/ma...
as well as the potential of using C# and .Net for IOT projects : docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/io...

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Andrew Baisden

I never said C# was only for game development. When I learned the basics I was using it for backend work using Blazor and ASP.NET. However JavaScript is my first choice language for working on backend projects so I was going to try something different with C#.

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Alexander B.K.

Yeah... it's nice to try different stacks for web backend. I myself plan to do that using at least 5 different stacks :

  1. PHP + Laravel : my current choice, because PHP was the 1st one I knew and could use for that purpose. I am still exploring more detail on them, though.
  2. Node.js + Express : I have tried them for simple app, but still in the phase of learning
  3. C# + ASP.net Core : I am currently learning; it seems that this stack will become my 1st choice in the future
  4. Java + Spring or Java EE : this stack has been on my mind since a long time ago, but still couldn't make it into reality. However, alongside C#, I plan to continue my learning on this stack.
  5. Go + Gin/Fiber/Echo : this stack is interesting because it seems not to be difficult to build backend once the fundamentals are in my hand. I have played a bit of this, but could not continue on learning because I don't have enough time for it anymore.

I am not really interested in other stacks like Python + Django/Flask, Ruby on Rails.

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Alexander B.K.

I know someone who still sticks to Flash and Actionscript, using PHP (version 5) without framework. Last time I met him, he still used them and seemed to not be open with the advancement of new techs.

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Andrew Baisden

Wow, that's not good at all... I could not even get my old flash projects to run in any of the web browsers I had installed. I found a website that lets you run .swf files in a browser though ruffle.rs/demo/.