Newbie Advice


I'm a system administrator by trade but I've always had an interest in programming and want to get into the software business. After a few years of more coding than admin work, there are a few things I wish someone had told me.

  1. The language doesn't matter.
  2. Objects are simpler than they seem.
  3. All software sucks in really ugly ways so don't worry about your own code.

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