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F1973923724dGood post man.
>Its a job. Its exhaustive, demanding ,tiring thing but still a job
And so is every job. It's personal for everyone and there should not be any benchmarking criteria.
Such mentality has made this place toxic where people enforce their views on each other which is not cool.
I think you are interpreting "reasons to not be a dev" as "constraints you need to fit into in order to be a dev".
Anyone can be a dev, but all of those people have to deal with certain things intrinsic to development. For example, devs have a high incidence of carpal tunnel, the high salaries in development often translate to long working hours (as opposed to jobs which you can do part time and still take home a high pay, like doctor/nurse for example), our job has more failure inherent than other jobs, your builds will fail, your infra will fail, your production code will fail, etc.
Saying these things doesn't mean we are telling people reasons they _cannot_ be a dev. Anyone _can_ be a dev if they put the effort in. But people are giving reasons why anyone might be better off taking another career path. That's all.
stub18124dYep. You put it a lot nicer then I would. Sick and tired of all the wankers trying to tell people they can't code. Just because I hate math and not the greatest at it doesn't mean I cant code or be a dev. Fuck all you haters who think you can control my future just because you think you know how to be successful or think you allowed to tell me what I can or can't do.
Demolishun952224d@stub I think some types of math can help a dev go further and solve harder problems. But yeah, I have hardly used formal math for things in development. A lot of it is intuition. Where I see math more is game development. I used calculus once when I wrote a pid loop controller. That was a while ago.
Right now I am trying to learn the math side of CS and it is opening doors for me in my code. At least it is helping me intuit the code better. YMMV
stub18124d@Demolishun I can agree with you on that. Sure certain things can require math but it doesn't mean someone can't be a dev just because they're not great at it. I think people forget why we made computers in the first place. To do math and calculate for us. It wasn't even about games in the beginning though it quickly became apparent that it could be achieved. Have a great day.