Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Coding is Fun
At SAP I spent the last few years mainly at meetings, writing PowerPoint and Word documents, attending conf-calls and… meetings, meetings, meetings… actually doing whatever was needed for managing a large team. As far as I can remember, I enjoyed it.
Now, working in a bootstrap mode, I got back to write code. PowerPoint was replaced by Eclipse and Visual Studio. I really forgot how fun it is.
Being a developer is quite cool.
I was afraid that I’m rusty and not up to date with all new technologies but it seems that my experience pays off.
At the beginning it looks like software development became simple: google->copy->paste->refactor->compile->deploy->eat pizza (actually not sure about the last part). However, still, for development of high scale programs, software engineering skills and unavoidable.
To make it more interesting, I’m developing using several technologies
Device- Google Android OS (Apps are written in Java and run on a custom VM which runs on top of a Linux kernel)
Web Service - .Net – (to be replaced with a ‘cloud technology’)
Web client – Flex (to achieve rich client experience)
I should dedicated a post for the android SDK + Emulator (Google did a good job), but in the meantime I found myself awake at very late hours debugging my code.
Did I already say that coding is fun :-)
P.S. I found this picture lately. Given the current economic situation, it's not so funny.