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Embracing The Demons « Andrew Heins. This post is part of a continuing series on Teach Yourself Web Development. I was originally planning to blog on another topic, but I’ve been trying to capture my thoughts around a specific issue for a while now, and I finally feel like I’ve captured how I feel. You sit down in front of your computer and you’re uneasy. You’ve got a ton of work to do, but all of it seems pointless. The code open in front of you is awful; worse yet, it’s yours, freshly written last night. You can’t focus. Getting Real. An open letter to anyone with “SQL Server” on their resume.

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I am a great programmer, but horrible algorithmist - Learning Software Development - The Trendline

It is a thought that has been weighing on me heavily recently, and I’d like to gather other developers feelings on the subject as well. I started what can be called my professional development career back in 1999. I was still in middle school, but my father hired me at his software company.