Does Anyone Actually Enjoy Coding?

by James Liberty 31 replies
So does anyone here actually enjoy coding HTML, CSS, etc?

If so, please identify yourself.

(I know that I once asked this in the old forum... but that thread is now long gone!)
#main internet marketing discussion forum #coding #enjoy
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  • Profile picture of the author samstephens
    HTML and CSS?

    No

    I do enjoy PHP though...

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author debra
    yep...that be me. Just to make the job more interesting...I throw in the optimization and seo stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
      HTML, CSS - I enjoy it
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      • Profile picture of the author Johnny Slater
        I love coding PHP. I must since that's all I've done day in and day out for 2 years now...lol
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        • Profile picture of the author Dennis Sim
          I'm not a programmer. But I do enjoy HTML and CSS coding.

          Well, it does give me some challenges. Haha!
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        • Profile picture of the author zerofill
          Originally Posted by Johnny Slater View Post

          I love coding PHP. I must since that's all I've done day in and day out for 2 years now...lol
          Lies Lies Lies....You hate it Johnny...your just like me and don't like other people doing it cause it will suck lol. So you don't outsource. jk...

          Actually...I do enjoy coding if it is something I want to work on. If it is for someone elses stuff I hate it LOL. One of the reasons I quit freelancing...
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  • Profile picture of the author James Liberty
    Originally Posted by Khuram Dhanani View Post

    With no offense intended:

    HELL NO.
    Actually, I appreciate your offensive message, Khuram: I think it will help to increase activity within this thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeLantz
      I enjoy "creating" things, and making things work. To that end, there are times that I enjoy coding up some new ideas I have.

      Not so much HTML/CSS stuff, but more the "nuts and bolts" of websites that perform some cool functions.

      But, I don't enjoy the stuff that just has to get done - thank goodness for those that do!

      Mike
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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Carpenter
        I'm not typically a big fan of HTML/CSS, however, I love programming PHP/MySQL/javascript/AJAX/etc - I get immense satisfaction out of seeing things come together and work as one (when they work! ) I've been programming for well over 13 years now, and I still rather enjoy it...
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
          HTML and CSS? No... it's too trivial and wastefully redundant.

          PHP, some perl, shell scripts (bash or c-shell), C/C++, and occasionally some python is fun though
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          • Profile picture of the author zerofill
            Originally Posted by Brian Tayler View Post

            HTML and CSS? No... it's too trivial and wastefully redundant.

            PHP, some perl, shell scripts (bash or c-shell), C/C++, and occasionally some python is fun though
            Hell anything I did with shell scripting I do in PHP anymore too lol...

            Plus all my call routing is PHP based for telecom stuff...stdin stdout lol
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            • Profile picture of the author dustinlemos
              I love all aspects of web design and programming, especially if I'm doing it for myself I love being in full control.
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              • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
                I enjoy Coding.. In fact that was my job for over 8 years..

                Started my career by coding in HTML, Javascript, ASP ..

                Then I moved to more complicated stuff like Oracle, SQL, Unix Shell scripts, PERL ..

                I still don't know PHP though.. Plan to learn it soon

                Cheers,
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                • Profile picture of the author sohamhere
                  Yeah I Enjoy HTML, CSS
                  Through CSS I can build table less web page and its awesome. I am working near 3 year on HTML and CSS, AJAX, JAVA etc.
                  But I don't know PHP. But I want to learn it.
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            • Profile picture of the author pwebbiz
              HTML and CSS gets too redundant after a few minutes. PHP and C# can keep me occupied for quite some time though. I find it very relaxing and enjoyable! A little music, glass of tea (iced or hot) and I'm in heaven!
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            • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
              Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

              Hell anything I did with shell scripting I do in PHP anymore too lol...

              Plus all my call routing is PHP based for telecom stuff...stdin stdout lol
              True... I really need to get away from shell scripts. It's where I started coding though (back in the day on HP-UX machines).

              But I still have a lot of my daily/weekly/monthly server routines that run as cronjobs as shell scripts. I do think I have one that is perl though (it rotates my log files for all my web sites monthly).
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              • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                Originally Posted by Brian Tayler View Post

                True... I really need to get away from shell scripts. It's where I started coding though (back in the day on HP-UX machines).

                But I still have a lot of my daily/weekly/monthly server routines that run as cronjobs as shell scripts. I do think I have one that is perl though (it rotates my log files for all my web sites monthly).
                Nothing wrong with using them...I just pretty much do everything in PHP anymore. Mainly because....I don't have to change any syntax lol...just stay with what I like. Most of my crons are all PHP too. But there are still some file system maintenance tasks you can perform better with shell scripting anyway. So nothing wrong with continuing to do that at all.
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                • Profile picture of the author SarahMcHarry
                  I love coding. It's what I've always done. I never want to give it up.

                  Code is poetry ;-)

                  Sarah
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                • Profile picture of the author zapseo
                  coding...

                  depends...

                  I think, like Don (zerofill), I like working on my own stuff.

                  My last corporate job I wrote software, but as part of the release engineering department. Loved it.

                  Shell scripts. (LOVE shell scripts. awk/sed/grep and I'm in heaven, LOL.)

                  I think I did more programming than the folks in the development group -- who had to worry about qa cycles, betas, getting their code to work by a particular release.

                  It was fun.

                  I still run cygwin on my Windows machine.

                  In fact, when I get a new Windows machine, it's one of the first things that goes on it, close on the heels of the anti-virus software.

                  BTW -- all you codeheads can join the Geeks Alive! social group here on the WF, for people who've misplaced their coding pencil, but know they have one....

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                  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                    I Love it. It's infuriating at times, but the satisfaction
                    when something works is way worth it.

                    Just getting my head round the MVC framework at the
                    moment - that's a bit of a brain melter.

                    I joined Geeks Alive! yesterday.

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                    • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                      Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

                      I Love it. It's infuriating at times, but the satisfaction
                      when something works is way worth it.

                      Just getting my head round the MVC framework at the
                      moment - that's a bit of a brain melter.

                      I joined Geeks Alive! yesterday.

                      Steve
                      Yeah I been slow to think about adapting MVC also...I still just jump in and write lol. I don't know...I played with CakePHP, Symphony, CodeIgniter, Zend and I really don't enjoy playing with any of them yet lol...I guess once I have some free time to really sit down and take it in I might like it.
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        • Profile picture of the author James Liberty
          Originally Posted by Scott Carpenter View Post

          I'm not typically a big fan of HTML/CSS, however, I love programming PHP/MySQL/javascript/AJAX/etc - I get immense satisfaction out of seeing things come together and work as one (when they work! ) I've been programming for well over 13 years now, and I still rather enjoy it...
          Ummm.... you've been coding since age 11?


          Originally Posted by clare1982 View Post

          Nice to see so many coders on the forum

          Anyone want to help me in this thread

          http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ior-forum.html

          Thanks
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          This must have been the post that killed my thread. :rolleyes:
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          • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
            I love to hate coding. While I am doing it, I am fine. Then the errors come (**bangs computer, curses the world**)....the the fixes come (**pull myself together**)....then more errors from my "fixes"....a couple dozen google searches until finally I get it (**and then I feel like a genius).
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            • Profile picture of the author Kael41
              I'm a hobby coder at heart, so i guess i do enjoy it. Take for example a site i modified from the phplinkdirectory script and changed it into an online recipe database. See, that's the kind of thing I like to do. Take an existing framework and molding it into something that fits my vision.
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          • Profile picture of the author Scott Carpenter
            Originally Posted by James Legacy View Post

            Ummm.... you've been coding since age 11?
            Sadly, yes I started working on a Geocities page when we got our first computer, which introduced me to HTML and javascript, and it blossomed from there. Now I'm primarily a web applications programmer in PHP/SQL/HTML/CSS/javascript/AJAX/etc. Fun stuff!
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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Carpenter
        Originally Posted by MikeLantz View Post

        I enjoy "creating" things, and making things work. To that end, there are times that I enjoy coding up some new ideas I have.

        Not so much HTML/CSS stuff, but more the "nuts and bolts" of websites that perform some cool functions.

        But, I don't enjoy the stuff that just has to get done - thank goodness for those that do!

        Mike
        I should have just quoted you in the first place - I feel the exact same way as you do. Creating things and the "nuts and bolts" are what it's all about.
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    Originally Posted by James Gilchrist View Post

    So does anyone here actually enjoy coding HTML, CSS, etc?

    If so, please identify yourself.
    Like most I love it when a plan comes together

    After a long session of coding where I may be hitting the wall because of a small typo's, feel the stress of a deadline, get distracted in adding more bells and whistles just to make it work better, get jumpy of the volume of coffee i poured in myself and feel a bit weak in the stomache because I slept only 3 hours and woke up with an Eureka moment, I love seeing the final product if that is working like I want too.
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    A little bit. Mostly HTML .. I just built my first WSO site: Joom Niche | Create Profitable Ebay Niche Sites | Work At Home


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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Evans
    I taught myself MySQL & PHP and like the challenge of coding scripts (or websites) to do what I want... I know enough about Javascript to be a hazard...

    HTML and CSS is a bit boring but necessary.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
    Originally Posted by Khuram Dhanani View Post

    With no offense intended:

    HELL NO.
    My thoughts exactly!
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