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What is a common programming myth that you have heard?

"You have to be super good in maths to do good programming".I hear that a lot.. share yours.!

4th Apr 2017, 10:15 AM
ElricTheCoder
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"You won't get a boyfriend/girlfriend if you do programming" - Well that's simply not true, I have my calculator to keep me company, for the rest of my life, alone, dark, cold, in the corner of my room.
4th Apr 2017, 10:18 AM
Hatsy Rei
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If you are a programmer, you MUST be able to fix computers (even if the screen is broken) 😎
4th Apr 2017, 10:44 AM
Shamima Yasmin
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"programmer is hacker" They ask me to hack someone facebook to mod apk games to get money from carding give me a break... i am developer not hacker
4th Apr 2017, 3:33 PM
Agus Mei
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"Girls shouldn't code!"... This ain't true... Everyone can!
4th Apr 2017, 4:48 PM
Gami
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"Language X is better than the rest"
4th Apr 2017, 2:13 PM
Dev
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@Harsh,this is not true at all.. most of the top level programmers are college dropouts.
4th Apr 2017, 7:01 PM
ElricTheCoder
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There is no such thing as "genius programmer". All programmers face mistakes all the time and sometimes can be very frustrating.
4th Apr 2017, 10:32 AM
sonali
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" if u r studying computer engineering then why can't u fix the computer!! " 😜 & " girls can't code " 😒
4th Apr 2017, 3:11 PM
Samira
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@Shamima,lol, been there. my neighbor calls me out for every single problem he faces in his pc. And I'm like,"dude,do I look like a hardware mechanic to you?".
4th Apr 2017, 10:46 AM
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One famous myth for all schools in my Country: Programming=C then C++ then Java and then job. Secondly: Turbo C is the only C compiler and BlueJ for java XD. not a myth but, Lastly(maybe not): No one knows Python, everyone just take names in order to look cool. top->last+1: Last: "Coder girls arn't hot" :V
4th Apr 2017, 12:40 PM
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@Cyrus ,I haven't started C# yet.But the concepts should be all the same around. Practice and practice,I think it shouldn't be hard.It will take some time though.
4th Apr 2017, 10:36 AM
ElricTheCoder
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@Kinshuk Our parents are not wrong about it. You should also go outside and play on fields with your friends too. Starring on computer screen for long time will damage your eyes and brain highly. Beside programming also try to do other things like reading books, hearing songs, drawing pictures etc. Don't forget to enjoy your life. ;)
4th Apr 2017, 12:24 PM
Cyrus Ornob Corraya
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@Keenen I can understand what you're trying to state here.. Math is like the back-bone for the education system..Not only science,but math plays a vital role regarding banking and marketing relations,and other real-world sectors. But hey,everyone out there is not a math wizz.. Someone who is very interested in coming into programming,hears that he/she has to know complete theories of calculus,logarithm,trigs,..then it will lower their possibilities to actually start programming.. And to begin with,except for some very simple mathematical logics,programming does'nt really ask for you to be a math genius.. A total my point-of view.....point out any of my mistakes wholeheartedly...
5th Apr 2017, 6:18 PM
ElricTheCoder
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@Sachin a very common myth. Whenever someone hears I'm in CS,this is the first thing they ask me to do 😑
4th May 2017, 10:07 AM
ElricTheCoder
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@imabadkidz isn't that kinda true?..
4th May 2017, 10:09 AM
ElricTheCoder
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@Cyrus Actually no language seems that hard once you get the hang of it,and continue your daily practices.
4th Apr 2017, 10:28 AM
ElricTheCoder
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haha,heard that one too @Hatsy..
4th Apr 2017, 10:20 AM
ElricTheCoder
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@Salim,I think the glasses part is true in many cases. see,we both wear glasses 👓 ,lol.
4th Apr 2017, 5:44 PM
ElricTheCoder
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@Keenen you didn't get my point there. I was trying to pin-point that you don't need be a math genius/math wizz to be a programmer...Basic knowledge of mathematics is essential in every sector,let alone programming. To understand the concepts of discrete math,big O notation,and runtime complexity,You have to understand the core logics behind them,rather than going for complete mathematical analysis..
5th Apr 2017, 6:35 PM
ElricTheCoder
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@Keenen,actually what you are saying also makes a lot sense..At the rate competition is booming,newcomers will have to push themselves to there highest extents. Do you mind If I ask you something?.. What is the in-demand scenario of programming and web-development in USA.. Would help a lot if you share.
5th Apr 2017, 6:50 PM
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