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Martin ISDN22-Oct-20 7:11
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i can see you joined yesterday so there is only one possibility that you are not a troll.
if you are a person who is concerned about his future asking himself did he made a mistake to enlist in CS.

i will try to help by being honest, per my experience.

those problems and algorithms that you learn and examine in school, 99% of the time are going to be THE ONLY interesting stuff about CS in your lifetime. unless you are a very very lucky person to end up working in research of some kind...

as a CS your job will most likely be to maintain/create/repair some insignificant boilerplate class made by God knows who, left, then maintained by some other unknown and a couple of others who left the place before you have arrived to work and make a living out of it.

and by insignificant i don't mean to measure it by size, because believe me it's going to be huge.
insignificant by it's purpose, because the would would been just fine without it and the many millions of classes of that type made by the competitors of your future company. it's just a working place so you have to do something.

truly great software is made very rare, but it is all around us. it's what's makes the world run.

i would enjoy working on the algorithmic problems they teach you at school (be that sorting, searching, AI, encryption, compression, fractals.. ) for the minimum wage, than this corporate stuff of adding new features and repairing bugs in applications that have thousands lines of code that don't solve anybody's problems even if it had been working.

to finish.

imagine that there is another civilization on Mars or Saturn and imagine it any way you like it. another type of society totally different than what we have here (capitalism, socialism, feudalism or whatever).
those algorithms at school are going to be probably the same on Saturn or on Mars. also the programs that would run the supposed rockets from Earth to Mars and theirs from Saturn to Earth.

but the other 99.98% of every day programming work that is done on Earth will be worthless on Mars and Saturn, no matter how much important it makes to feel the people that do it.

best of luck
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