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play around with making little stupid games, like a slot machine or something. and just keep adding to it.
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I started to get into 3d design(Maya and 3ds Max) but i wasn't that into it so I looked around a little and picked up a C++ book and ever sense then I've stuck to programming.
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I can't say I love programming but I do love solving problems. It's probably why I went into electrical engineering but then I took a detour and am working at a software company...where I get paid.
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I do it for fun, and fun only. When I started college I wanted to have a programming career until I thought more about it, and decided to switch over to networking/security. The reason I enjoy programming is because it involves making applications that I want/need/have a personal interest in. I don't see that being the case when I'm being paid to make something for somebody else.
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I do it for fun, and fun only. When I started college I wanted to have a programming career until I thought more about it, and decided to switch over to networking/security. The reason I enjoy programming is because it involves making applications that I want/need/have a personal interest in. I don't see that being the case when I'm being paid to make something for somebody else.
In my location or basically the whole asia, networking/security is much worse than programming for money. Networking/security is not a big deal over here, so except the biggest companies then no one cares. IT is a small industry or even almost no reasonable big IT company, then makes IT worse. Networking / security is as bad as doing game development here. Just cheap labor.
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In my location or basically the whole asia, networking/security is much worse than programming for money. Networking/security is not a big deal over here, so except the biggest companies then no one cares. IT is a small industry or even almost no reasonable big IT company, then makes IT worse. Networking / security is as bad as doing game development here. Just cheap labor.
Really? It wouldn't surprise me if that's the case over here as well. I mainly got into it because I find it interesting and I wouldn't mind doing it for a company. I didn't do any research into the field or anything, so I hope things work out fine
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post #67 of 81
You'll be fine. There are many people who can program and many people who do network administration. There are few people who do it well. Do it well, and you'll land yourself a good job sooner or later. You just have to know to keep looking until you're satisfied.
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Really? It wouldn't surprise me if that's the case over here as well. I mainly got into it because I find it interesting and I wouldn't mind doing it for a company. I didn't do any research into the field or anything, so I hope things work out fine
Good to do thing which you like it. By the way if anyone is like the top 1%, still can make a lot of money while few companies need very high tech networking would pay anything.
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Is hacker must be an excellent programmer?
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Is hacker must be an excellent programmer?
Depends on your definition of "hacker".

True "hackers" are almost by definition the best programmers in the world. They don't "hack" into government databases or "hack" user accounts. Rather they are skilled at using software in unconventional ways to get the absolute most out of the hardware.

The pop culture definition of "hacker" doesn't even really need and programming skills. Most of them are just script kiddies. Basically they just copy and paste code into poorly written programs in order to "hack" people. Not to say they are all like this (eg, LulzSec), but most of them are.
    
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