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Don't Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Developers

This is tongue in cheek, but I think the question about what careers we would recommend our children go into is a valid one. Is software engineering still a career we would suggest young people take on? Sometimes I wonder if the sheer excitement, and adventure, of programming is a thing of the past.

Software engineering is far more defined, and formalized, than it used to be. The days of just cranking out code for fun are gone. Now it is all about following methodologies, writing specifications, and being just the part of a much bigger team.

To look at it another way, is programming "fun" anymore?

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