Computer Programming

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How could you be reading this paper right now without programs like Windows and Word that this was made on? Technology has become an important part of our everyday lives, meaning the people who program it have important jobs. In order to become and remain a computer programmer, a student should go to college to get a degree. Computer programming is a difficult yet rewarding career. Programmers use different programming languages in their day-to-day lives; similar to foreign languages they are similar in some ways but different in others. Three languages commonly used by computer programmers are Visual Basic, C++, and Java (“Major: Computer Programming, General”). Other languages include SQL, HTML, and .NET (“Interview Questions”). Programming can even be done as a hobby instead of a career (Reeves and Kent). People can release their work as open-source software; many of these open-source software such as Apache HTTPD, WordPress, and PHP run millions of websites across the world. Programming is a “love it or hate it” occupation (Reeves and Kent). A programmer has to have passion for programming in order to be successful; one cannot simply choose programming as a job unless they truly enjoy it. Programmers enjoy their jobs because the career involves problem solving, critical thinking, and programmers know that they are helping others with their programs (“Interview Questions”). Even if they do not receive compensation of their work, seeing one’s software installed on a new website is very satisfying. If a programmer loves their job, it can be the best job in the world. On the other hand, programming can be a very stressful occupation. Many times this stress comes from users who know little about programming (“Interview... ... middle of paper ... ...everal years of experience such as an internship (“Occupational Details for Computer Programmers”). Computer programming is an occupation that will continue to grow (“Interview Questions”). As opposed to other occupations which may become irrelevant, computers will always be needed, and unless computers could program themselves, we need humans to change them from a heap of metal that has potential to something that actually helps us in our day-to-day lives (“Interview Questions”). The field of computer programming is growing, although slowly. Although many think it boring, computer programming can be an exciting job for those who get the experience to find one. Those who program create the technology needed to power our lives. Look around you and think how boring life would be if the devices around you were simply scraps of metal that didn't actually do anything.

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