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If they say anyone can code, what makes us special? 🤔

11th Jun 2018, 9:24 PM
The_WatchMen - avatar
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While anyone can code, just like anyone can ride a bike. It takes someone special to win a bike race or code a bug free program, come up with the next million dollar app, or produce 1K code in an hour. Each of us have our skills, we just need to figure out what they are and apply them.
11th Jun 2018, 9:36 PM
John Wells
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And who said that we are special in the first place?!?!? 😉
12th Jun 2018, 3:47 PM
Nikolay Nachev
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One can write a *wow* code, which probably only Einstein level intellectual can understand, but if it brings no benefit to the many, nothing but self-pride and people's compliment, it's not "special". Did you actually believe Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Apple and others won the hearts of the many out of the complexity or size of the code written? nope! it was the benefits they offer that did. If we observe these "champions" there is one thing in common, they get to where they are by helping people achieve what they want through the "product" they offer. All the complexity of the code written was a price to pay to support the users' needs, and to provide simplicity. Once you have people enough, money follows you, if you follow money, you may not have that many people with you. Just a personal opinion ...
11th Jun 2018, 11:49 PM
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I believe what makes each and everyone special is the purpose we use our coding knowledge for.While some are using the knowledge gained to develop game-changing applications, others are helping to find errors and bugs in code, some are helping to improve codes. In the same we are all human, we possess unique characteristics that make each and every one of us special.
11th Jun 2018, 10:26 PM
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I want to be a webdeveloper...I have only learned HTML and CSS..But whatever i have studied...I feel special...because i think i have got a good knowledge..in this code...i am now learning JS..as Kaynn Cahya messaged it like an axe and hammer...the more you maintain it it wipl give more benefits...thatsall i am inproving my skills in HTML and CSS because learning have no end..
12th Jun 2018, 12:26 AM
Soubhagya Ranjan
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your CREATIVITY can make you special from everyone !!
13th Jun 2018, 3:36 PM
Prabhat - avatar
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what's wrong in being ordinary?
12th Jun 2018, 4:39 AM
seamiki - avatar
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This reminds me of a contrary word "You're special just like everybody else" 😅
13th Jun 2018, 11:51 AM
Muhammad Hasan
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Coding allow you to implement an idea for make it understanded by computer systems, then the idea make you special
11th Jun 2018, 9:26 PM
KrOW - avatar
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Default. Everybody is special these days, defeating the purpose of being special and making us all ordinary for being special. You wanna know what makes us special? Nothing. You're not born special just for being smart or able to do something. The graveyards are filled with indispensable men. It's what you do with your abilities that counts. You make yourself special. You choose it.
12th Jun 2018, 11:44 AM
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If you’ve played Horizon Zero Dawn, this quote will be familiar to you: ‘She said I had to care. She said, “Elisabet, being smart will count for nothing if you don’t make the world a better place. You have to use your smarts to count for something, to serve life, not death.”’ It’s Elisabet Sobeck talking about her mother and it very much relates to how she thought about herself as a computer scientist. Even though she’s a fictional character in a sci-fi story, I think that sentiment holds true for me in terms of what my personal goals are. What makes coding or anything worthwhile or special is really why you’re choosing to do it. There are a lot of ways to think about it. Maybe none of us are building GAIA, but there are a lot of ways we can use technology to make the world better. 😉
13th Jun 2018, 2:42 AM
Rae Anders
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Anyone can, but not everyone does.
13th Jun 2018, 9:37 PM
Alex Berin
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Any one CAN code, but not everyone WILL put the sweat and tears into doing it.
13th Jun 2018, 9:41 AM
Jaidyn - avatar
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we all aspire to get better, no one knows all but, we Keep learning. Success is not a destination but a journey... Keep running the race, keep building, keep developing... #Charlestone
13th Jun 2018, 1:23 PM
Charles Oriih
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Well, they say anyone can code, that's true! Imagine a scenario where a group of people have heard about coding. Among them, most of them won't be interested, some find it difficult at first, some people give up in the middle, some people have a wrong choice, some people learn just the basics, some people forget as they learn, some would become perfect but would be confused on what to do, some would get a good job, some would become freelancers and some would ultimately go for business. Moreover, have a look at the difficulties occured, determination required and acheivements needed to follow along: 1. Choosing the right programming language 2. Choosing the right sources to learn 3. Finding a way towards excellence (stepping up) 4. Solving problems 5. Creating solutions 6. Creating possibilities 7. Writing a clean code 8. Choosing your purpose 9. Research 10. Leadership 11. Ability to pivot 12. Ability to understand code and machines 13. Patience 14. Discoverability Majority of legends have these skills to acheive their heroic fortune.
13th Jun 2018, 5:09 PM
Syed Riyaz Uddin
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@seamiki Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary? :) @The_WatchMen A wise man once said, "All men are created equal; some just work harder in pre-season." So anyone can code, but what makes you special is that you're going to work harder than everyone else around you, which is what will make you special compared to all of the others and why you'll go further than they will.
13th Jun 2018, 12:54 PM
Fata1 Err0r
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Fata1 Err0r self proclaimed talents/extraordinary persons are useless idiots 90% of the time. there is nothing wrong in being ordinary: it means that you have to do your research, studies, practice same like anyone else, if you want to improve your skills. if those skills are proclaimed as talent/extraordinary by someone else can be definitively a good thing but it shouldn't be your target. see it as a SL likes and xp. If you're coding for likes and xp, you're doomed to proclaim yourself a talent/extraordinary sooner or later.
13th Jun 2018, 3:59 PM
seamiki - avatar
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since anyone is not everyone, the determined few who saw beyond the difficulties are worth calling "special"... 😊
13th Jun 2018, 10:49 PM
Charles Oriih
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Some peolpe got better ideas then others.
13th Jun 2018, 11:16 PM
👨🏻‍💻CyberRealm👨🏻‍💻 - avatar
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to be special need creativity in ur code.
15th Jun 2018, 11:09 AM
Geofrey Foya
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