| ||Ask HN: I am 30+ and bored with life and the software industry, what do I do?|
175 points by zippy786 607 days ago | hide | past | web | 128 comments | favorite |
|I used to love software/programming but it's getting boring now. It seems so clear to me that so much futile effort is being put into building yet another language, yet another editor, yet another UI rework, yet another infrastructure rework. And for what, just because people would have something to show for. Seems the number of people trying to come up with futile things for the sake of popularity has outnumbered the ones who try to do real work.|
The hate for one language as if other languages are elite. Trying to use all the features of a language and thinking a one liner is cool even when a five liner and a one liner is same when compiled into machine code. Too much jargon, falsely claimed software engineering practices and overly zealous object oriented mentality (Seems people try to use Object Oriented for everything, they call it the best, even better than simplicity in many cases.)
Quite frankly many years of self hacking/studying and experience in industry, I think I've just had it with software industry. Does it get any better ? Am I seeing things correctly ? Is this a burnout ?
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