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I really love tiny projects

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    knocklessmonster
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    It really is good fun. The majority of the coding I do is like this, usually to solve some small problem. I'll usually sort out some simple but time-consuming math I need to do by banging it out...

    It really is good fun. The majority of the coding I do is like this, usually to solve some small problem. I'll usually sort out some simple but time-consuming math I need to do by banging it out in Python in a few minutes because it's fun and, in a way, makes more sense than getting writing implements and/or a calculator to do it.

    As somebody who isn't typically a developer, I'm coming from no projects to small projects, rather than big projects to small projects, but it is quite satisfying to build a small bit of software to solve a problem, even if there's a "more correct" solution.

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    1. bilbodwyer
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      I find this as well. I would like to make larger things someday, but I like the process of putting together a python script to solve some problem or other. I really enjoyed writing a script that...

      I find this as well. I would like to make larger things someday, but I like the process of putting together a python script to solve some problem or other. I really enjoyed writing a script that could generate Fischer Chess starting positions, for example.

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    2. Akir
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      I agree. This is what I tend to write the most at work these days; I've finished the big projects (at least insofar as they work; there's no such thing as a finished software project when other...

      I agree. This is what I tend to write the most at work these days; I've finished the big projects (at least insofar as they work; there's no such thing as a finished software project when other people use it), so most of what I tend to write today is simple glue logic or automating repetitive tasks. They make life better for me and everyone who works for the company.

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