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I love programming, I do it 10 hours a day at work and then sometimes come home and do it as a hobby as well. Started when I was 7 years old and have been doing it ever since. The one constant that has always been true is that I've almost always been programming something that I truly enjoy, video games. I get to create an architecture upon which almost anything can be done (within the confines of a game at least). So I guess my recommendation is, what would you like to create if you could program anything? As long as it's something that could make you money, then I would pursue that.
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I love programming, I do it 10 hours a day at work and then sometimes come home and do it as a hobby as well. Started when I was 7 years old and have been doing it ever since. The one constant that has always been true is that I've almost always been programming something that I truly enjoy, video games. I get to create an architecture upon which almost anything can be done (within the confines of a game at least). So I guess my recommendation is, what would you like to create if you could program anything? As long as it's something that could make you money, then I would pursue that.
That sounds like a very good mind set. I am at a place where game programming is a very poor industry since almost no company makes games here so the few companies exist can only pay like minimum salary in this place. Web programming should be good for me.
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That sounds like a very good mind set. I am at a place where game programming is a very poor industry since almost no company makes games here so the few companies exist can only pay like minimum salary in this place. Web programming should be good for me.
Generally if you're in a place where game programming doesn't pay much, then most other programming jobs won't either. Relocating might be the best option, many programmers in the US have to relocate to find the best opportunities. However, I'm not sure I would relocate if I wasn't sure I would even like programming, but either way it can pay the bills if you find the right place.
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Reading through the whole thread, thinking I should just continue learning PHP, and then learn HTML.
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I'm lazy when it comes down to coding.

And when I start coding I get sleepy and usually fall asleep on the keyboard.


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Generally if you're in a place where game programming doesn't pay much, then most other programming jobs won't either. Relocating might be the best option, many programmers in the US have to relocate to find the best opportunities. However, I'm not sure I would relocate if I wasn't sure I would even like programming, but either way it can pay the bills if you find the right place.
I am living in a financial city. The "best" job people consider in IT industry over here would be IT in Investment bank, but actually that is just a support role except very few people who can work in front office and create programs directly for trading floor.

Most of the IT jobs here are support roles in different companies, IT companies generally pay lower because just provide cheap softwares to the local market, big foreign software companies mainly sale their made products.

Anyway, demand supply, too many demand but not enough supply, then cheap.
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I am living in a financial city. The "best" job people consider in IT industry over here would be IT in Investment bank, but actually that is just a support role except very few people who can work in front office and create programs directly for trading floor.

Most of the IT jobs here are support roles in different companies, IT companies generally pay lower because just provide cheap softwares to the local market, big foreign software companies mainly sale their made products.

Anyway, demand supply, too many demand but not enough supply, then cheap.
I guess it also depends on what you consider a good salary, some programmers would be happy with $60k/year, some wouldn't be happy with $150k/year. It sounds like you're looking at the IT field specifically?
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It makes me monezezz , started with c++ in HS, then learned .NET on my own, now learing java for android development. ( PITA programming for mobile devices)


I currently have one application on the android market which generates aroiud 20-30$ a day or on average 200-250$ a week.

This pretty much gives me pocket money that I can spend on things
pretty much built my i5 rig out of it.

Aha I would never have though I could make 200+ a week considering the first night I posted and woke up all exited in the morning to check how much i had made....it was $5.35 cents lol.
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I love programming, I do it 10 hours a day at work and then sometimes come home and do it as a hobby as well. Started when I was 7 years old and have been doing it ever since. The one constant that has always been true is that I've almost always been programming something that I truly enjoy, video games. I get to create an architecture upon which almost anything can be done (within the confines of a game at least). So I guess my recommendation is, what would you like to create if you could program anything? As long as it's something that could make you money, then I would pursue that.
God complex. I think if you get right down to it most video game developers will have at least a minor case. Others may have a full blown case of Peter Molyneux.

I like the satisfaction of seeing things work as I imagined. Spending an hour writing out a two page Lagrangian of a double pendulum, then coding the resulting equations and watching everything just "work" is immensely satisfying.
    
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God complex. I think if you get right down to it most video game developers will have at least a minor case. Others may have a full blown case of Peter Molyneux.

I like the satisfaction of seeing things work as I imagined. Spending an hour writing out a two page Lagrangian of a double pendulum, then coding the resulting equations and watching everything just "work" is immensely satisfying.
It's only a God complex if you're not a god.
Seriously though, I'd say half of OCN has one.
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