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Gary R. Wheeler26-Jun-22 7:13
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I understand how you feel. While I've continued to work as a developer the last several years, I've had to assume responsibility for other people's code as they've retired, left the company, or been laid off. It's reached the point now where I typically work more than half the time on code that isn't mine. Much of it is poorly done, at least from my tight-ass compulsively-neat perspective. This leaves me feeling stupid and frustrated a lot of the time.

I've learned that I occasionally have to work on something else, either code that I wrote or something new I can write. This helps to re-validate my faith in my skills.

My suggestion is to go back to something fun you worked on back when you were actively programming, and give thought to updating it. That gives you a known foundation to start from and you can learn the new stuff piecemeal rather than all at once.
Software Zen: delete this;

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