There was a nice article posted on DZone. In the article, they interviewed Henrik Warne, who is a developer based in Sweden. He stated that he enjoyed programming since his early days of working on his Vic-20 (way cool!). The best part of article is a quote that he gave from Fred Brooks, author of “The Mythical Man-Month“.
I think Fred Brooks said this very well when he wrote about why programming is fun in the beginning of the book “The Mythical Man-Month”:
“Finally, there is the delight of working in such a tractable medium. The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by the exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures. Yet the program construct, unlike the poet’s words, is real in the sense that it moves and works, producing visible outputs separate from the construct itself.”
Now that’s why I luv2code 🙂