What do YOU code for?

By Bruno Souza | code

Mar 06

Software development is hard… More specifically, “programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics” (Edsger Dijkstra).

And yet, we code.

We code for work. We code for the challenge. Many decide to code for money (sometimes in old technologies…). Some people code to be cool!

We even, literally, code for fun!

No matter what the motivation, we, developers, code.

The famous Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa wrote that “to code is necessary, to live is not” (ok, at the time, there was no coding, so, he wrote “sailing”, but, it’s the same idea…).

Yes we do code for life. Our life. The lives of our families. The many lives around the world that depend on (or have fun with) our code.

Code is the center of our lives. Iron Maiden sang it beautifully: “Live to code. Code to live.” (ok, ok… it was about some hard times, so they sang “fly”, but still…)

This is why here, at code4.life, we will discuss how to be better developers, programmers, coders. Most times it will be about code. Many times it will be about ourselves. All the time it will be about our lives.

Come join us. Let’s code4.life!

About the Author

Software developers have a huge impact in the world, and can effectively improve the planet. This is why Bruno Souza is passionate about developer communities and has dedicate his life to help developers worldwide reach their true potential. The "Brazilian JavaMan" is a Java Developer at Summa Technologies, and a Cloud Specialist at ToolsCloud, where he participated in some of the largest Java projects in Brazil. President of SouJava and Director at the Open Source Initiative, Bruno believes Java and Open Source to be the path to career excellency for developers everywhere, and that taking responsibility for delivering software is the mark of great developers.

Alexsandro Felix 4 years ago

Well cool, I liked the concept and the way it was done.

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