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Nathan Orris
Nathan Orris

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5 reasons I am passionate about coding

Reason #1: I love to code because it is usable art.

Just like architecture, which is an art used by people daily and affects their everyday life, so is code. You can create something and people interact with, use, touch and work with. That is an amazing feeling.

Reason #2: I love to code because it is a team effort.

Since code is a usable art, a whole team of people are connected to the practice. From the client to the account managers, and including the business people, finance, the support team, QA team, designers, product managers and project managers.

Code touches every single person in the organization and makes a difference to every single user that touches it (for good or bad).

Reason #3: I love to code since it makes a difference in peoples’ lives.

When I manage to build something that saves people time and prevents them from doing tedious tasks, I know that I am making a difference in that person’s life. They now have more time to be with their kids, more time to think up ideas (something computers cannot) and more time to connect to people.

Reason #4: I love to code because if I can think it, I can make it a reality.

In programming if you can consistently create a logic that interacts with the other parts of the computer and other applications you can make it happen. All you need to do after you thought it up is actually write it and presto a new thing is created into the world. That really feels like being a wizard.

Unlike physics where physical restraints are in everything you do, there are no limitations in coding besides your ability to think of a logically consistent solution. When writing an application you do not need to think about the strength of the material, what will happen when there is wear and tear or how you will reach an element to fix it 3 years down the road. It is virtual in a good sense and everything that comes with it.

Reason #5: I love to code because it is fun.

The sense of accomplishment when solving a really complicated problem cannot be beat! It just feels as if you have been at the best party in town.

Success intersects passion

I would love to hear from others on why they love coding! Please leave your reason/reasons in the comments. Cheers!

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