Programming is romanticized far too much.

The fact that it’s a high-paying and has a large and secure field causes people to try to incentivize it as much as possible. The reality…

Programming is romanticized far too much.

The fact that it’s a high-paying and has a large and secure field causes people to try to incentivize it as much as possible. The reality is, though, that it’s usually boring. Not to mention hopelessly frustrating at times.

It’s abstract mathematical thinking and ridiculous problem solving for hours on end.

No amount of fantastical job titles or shiny bootcamps can change the fact that the majority of people wouldn’t actually like the occupation.

I suppose this is tangential to your piece, but I felt like it needed to be said. I think those who are programmers should take pride in their work, not water down their contributions with silly job titles. I really enjoyed the read!