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What's the best part about being a software developer?

Survey period: 20 Oct 2014 to 27 Oct 2014

It's sometimes hard to say why we have the best job in the world.

OptionVotes% 
I get to solve hard problems with real solutions82163.54
There's always something new to learn92171.28
The software community is great24619.04
The pay is good51439.78
I enjoy being useful to my organisation34927.01
You get to touch (potentially) millions of people with your work30123.30
It's an art form46936.30
Casual dress code / hours / office environment41632.20
I enjoy the technology77860.22
It means I don't have to interact with people21516.64
Other856.58
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralIt's a big giant playground PinPopular
Marc Clifton20-Oct-14 5:03
mvaMarc Clifton20-Oct-14 5:03 
GeneralRe: It's a big giant playground Pin
Mike Hankey20-Oct-14 8:06
professionalMike Hankey20-Oct-14 8:06 
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Marc Clifton20-Oct-14 8:11
mvaMarc Clifton20-Oct-14 8:11 
GeneralRe: It's a big giant playground Pin
Mike Hankey20-Oct-14 8:23
professionalMike Hankey20-Oct-14 8:23 
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Gary Wheeler21-Oct-14 1:10
Gary Wheeler21-Oct-14 1:10 
GeneralRe: It's a big giant playground Pin
Marc Clifton21-Oct-14 3:47
mvaMarc Clifton21-Oct-14 3:47 
GeneralHow can we handpick? Pin
Joezer BH20-Oct-14 3:45
professionalJoezer BH20-Oct-14 3:45 
GeneralMix Pin
Nelek19-Oct-14 23:42
protectorNelek19-Oct-14 23:42 
The pluses I see:

Fun solving problems,
new things to learn,
nice community (i.e: CP - One of the best places Smile | :) )
casual horary,
enjoying technology


Not so agree:
Pay is good - it depends a lot on company and self-selling skills of the individuals
(potentially) touch millions of people - the more people the more probability to find morons, trolls and/or plain idiots
don't interact with people - it might be a problem if one isolated himself from the world and its tendences / needs
art form - coders with more "artistic" than "pragmatic/practical" feelings can end writing very "beautiful and nice" code that is more a pain in the ass than a solution for a problem
M.D.V. Wink | ;)

If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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GeneralNobody... PinPopular
Mehdi Gholam19-Oct-14 22:05
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OriginalGriff19-Oct-14 22:30
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Mehdi Gholam19-Oct-14 22:39
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ali_heidari_20-Oct-14 1:13
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Amol_B19-Oct-14 23:13
professionalAmol_B19-Oct-14 23:13 
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RUs12320-Oct-14 0:34
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Slacker00720-Oct-14 2:39
professionalSlacker00720-Oct-14 2:39 
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Clark Kent12320-Oct-14 3:02
professionalClark Kent12320-Oct-14 3:02 
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John M. Drescher20-Oct-14 3:53
John M. Drescher20-Oct-14 3:53 
Generalit is amazing feeling when I resolved hard problems and see my customers Happy Pin
koolprasad200319-Oct-14 21:38
professionalkoolprasad200319-Oct-14 21:38 
GeneralRe: it is amazing feeling when I resolved hard problems and see my customers Happy Pin
Thanks787219-Oct-14 22:19
professionalThanks787219-Oct-14 22:19 
GeneralRe: it is amazing feeling when I resolved hard problems and see my customers Happy Pin
Nelek19-Oct-14 23:31
protectorNelek19-Oct-14 23:31 
GeneralOther! Pin
Joan M19-Oct-14 21:15
professionalJoan M19-Oct-14 21:15 
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Johnny J.19-Oct-14 23:18
professionalJohnny J.19-Oct-14 23:18 
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Joan M20-Oct-14 1:49
professionalJoan M20-Oct-14 1:49 
GeneralRe: Other! Pin
Nelek19-Oct-14 23:32
protectorNelek19-Oct-14 23:32 
GeneralRe: Other! Pin
Joan M20-Oct-14 1:50
professionalJoan M20-Oct-14 1:50 

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