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How time consuming is coding

Again we wanted to code for a company called blizzard, but we are worried that we may have to take work home or work overtime #computer-software #coding

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Leon’s Answer

Before talking about working over time and taking work home, there are other questions to answer.


Number 1: you must enjoy coding. If you don't really enjoy coding, all of the hours working on a coding project will be long and tiring.

Number 2: how good are you at coding the languages a company needs. There are multiple levels for all coding languages: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and finally master. Obviously a beginning level would take more time than a master level to complete a project.


I have been programming for 40+ years and enjoyed every minute of it. Coding is a challenge for me and there is a feeling of satisfaction when the project is complete. Now that I am retire I created a Linux lab with three desktops working with puppet master and puppet nodes.

Leon recommends the following next steps:

Ask yourself: "Do you want to be a programmer or are there other things you would rather do with your time." If so, proceed to step 2.
Talk to blizzard about the coding languages you would need to use and how many hours a week you would be required to work on a project. Also, how many people are on the programming team and are there lead programmers that can help you on a project.
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Julien’s Answer

Hi there!


Do you like coding? I think that's what you need to answer first to make sure it's the right path for you.


The key is to find a job that you'll enjoy doing, it can be coding or anything else but any type of work will require you to spend time to learn skills and hone them.


A quote I really like is the following: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."


Good luck!


Julien

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Corbin’s Answer

I think it really depends on the company. Different companies have different company "cultures" - in some companies, perhaps the employees like to work a little bit longer than others to get more work done; yet, in other companies, some like to log a set amount of hours each day to maintain a good work-life balance.


If you're interviewing, you could ask the representatives of the company you're interviewing for "what is the company culture around staying late?"


However, I would say that coding itself usually is a time consuming experience; however, that doesn't necessarily make it boring or uninteresting.

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