Programming is ...

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In the same style as the Love is ... comic, write your best Programming is ... line.

To start this off, an adaptation of a Louis Srygley quote:

[Without requirements or design, ]
Programming is ... the art of adding bugs to an empty text file.

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Programming is ... an exercise in managed uncertainty.


Programming is ... the art of sending stack overflow a lot traffic.


Programming is ... the mud on your hand that won't wash off.


import english

print(“Programming is ... “ + english.words[“programming”].definitions[0])


Programming is ... a perpetual process where you start to overthink, and use it to overcomplicate simple concepts.


Programming is ... the path to the dark side. Programming leads to bugs, bugs lead to debugging, debugging leads to suffering.


Programming is ... the closest you'll ever get to learning magic.


Programming is... a compelling yet abusive relationship.


Programming is... Learning that most software is not as well made as you used to think


Programming is... ..but it was working on my local. 😔😔😫


Introducing bugs in a manageable way until it works.😎


... feeling proud when you solve hard task.
... feeling a little disappointed when someone finds better solution.


There's always going to be a better solution, no need to feel bad.


Programming is going from uncertain of how something works to certain, back to uncertain because you later learn of the various indirection and high-level constructs necessary to facilitate your original and subsequent solutions.


Programming is... drawing constellations in the night sky of 0s and 1s


Programming is ... feel like having superpowers, which we have to use with responsibility.


...or, in any kind - usefull at all.

I mean, i'm pretty sure it's not exactly irresponsible to create the 100th internal-tool-CRUD-app, but it kinda feels like using ironman's arc-reactor as a beer coster - useful in a technical sense, but somehow short of it's possibilities.


Programming is... Learning to let things go.

That code you spent weeks working on a few years ago? Yea let it go. Delete it. At first you might feel sad and it hurts, but soon you'll learn it feels so gooood.


Programming is....thinking precisely and writing it down.


Programming is writing instructions for a mediator to persuade a highly intelligent robot to do your bidding


Programming is.. Writing the script for the future... But it mostly involves choosing a variable name and positioning a div


Programming is ... the art of discovering new problems that you didn't know existed, or could.


Programming is... discovering that silly error which has been bugging you forever


Programming is ... where was I before that email came in?


Programming is ... overcomplicating things without even noticing.


Programming is ... continuous learning and relearning


Programming is ... a way to convert feature requests to bug reports over multiple deadlines.


Programming is... an exercise of cause and effect without knowing either the causes or the effects.


Programming is ... making something cool, then fixing its bugs until you decide to rewrite it.


...frustrating, until you're done, then it's a short moment of awesome. and then, it's legacy and frustrating again.


Programming is ... the most maddening and rewarding of professions.


Programming is ... good unless u ran into some troublesome bugs!


Programming is ...

INPUT=$(cat /dev/left_ear)

printf "OUTPUT: %s\n" $INPUT > /dev/right_ear

if you know what I mean ...


Programming is... never having to say you're sorry. With so many moving parts, frameworks and libraries in your project, you can always shift the blame 😂




A procarious balance between creating and repairing, while navigating a nimble monstrosity in a rough sea of denial, contradiction, and bliss.


Programming is a bunch of monkeys at keyboards that sometimes type something that the other monkeys use :)


Programming is... making me wish I was a ditch digger today.


Programming is.... Why the beep is this not working... 😂😂


Programming is the art of creating beautiful new world... Or trying to repair the nightmarish world of others!


Programming is ...

(Oh, wait! We got infinite loop here. We need to interrupt this and fix it ASAP!)


Programming is the art of creating an program from these ingredients: Thousands of lines of existing coding, hundreds of statements, multi-page request in amateur prose.


Programming is...forgetting that bugs have feelings!


Programming is...looking at your code 2 years later and wondering why someone actually paid you to write that crap!


Programming is....the joy you feel when your tests break for the right reasons

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