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ever since i started my programming career... i knew i couldn't program till I'm 50-60 years old like any other career would do (nurses, lawyers, ...

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    ever since i started my programming career... i knew i couldn't program till I'm 50-60 years old like any other career would do (nurses, lawyers, doctors, engineers.. etc).. its either We'll get promoted to a high ranking manager, build our own company, do another business, or become jobless.. hehehe so I'm here to ask the people who are ahead of me in terms of wisdom and knowledge.... ohh great masters!, how long does a programmer's career last? in your opinion, no wrong answers pls share ehehe.

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    well if you ask me, my plan is to have my own business while working in computer-related jobs... you retire when you grow old, but you always keep on thinking about your negosyo till ur old... a programmers career ends when you stop coding.. or wjhen ur dead hahehehh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside76x
    well if you ask me, my plan is to have my own business while working in computer-related jobs... you retire when you grow old, but you always keep on thinking about your negosyo till ur old... a programmers career ends when you stop coding.. or wjhen ur dead hahehehh....
    Quiet correct what you said.
    If you are a programmer, you LOVE to solve the puzzles, to solve the problems which you will encounter during programming. You LIKE to digg into code, until deep into the night.
    This will never end. I started about 30 years ago, and still enjoy it until today, day after day. I do not need to program anymore, but its like an addiction, you just cant stop.

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    My former Boss still codes and he's 60+ years old.

    His brain never shrinks!!!!

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    My interest in computer started way back during the Apple II+,Apple IIe & Commodore 64, so programming for me started as a hobby but I didn't pursue a computer related career since I helped in the family business, so my programming paused at Pascal that time. Now I'm back as full time programmer and thanks for the support of friends & relatives who gave me the chance to provide them with their software requirements.

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    thx for the reply.. more ideas would be nice. i also hope that i could still program till 40+ (but not as an employed programmer) . my former boss is like 39 and he still programs but the problem is his having hard time getting employed because hes over qualified... so he built his own company.... and now his almost broke. hehehe

    but if your a programmer.... how long do you think you'll be programming (employed for someone else) before you get over qualified?.
    Quote Originally Posted by softtouch_ph
    Quiet correct what you said.
    If you are a programmer, you LOVE to solve the puzzles, to solve the problems which you will encounter during programming. You LIKE to digg into code, until deep into the night.
    This will never end. I started about 30 years ago, and still enjoy it until today, day after day. I do not need to program anymore, but its like an addiction, you just cant stop.
    oh great master softtouch_ph!, its nice to hear that your still programming... my question is... how long did it take before you became your own master? (not employed by other company as a programmer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by silent-kill
    thx for the reply.. more ideas would be nice. i also hope that i could still program till 40+ (but not as an employed programmer) . my former boss is like 39 and he still programs but the problem is his having hard time getting employed because hes over qualified... so he built his own company.... and now his almost broke. hehehe

    but if your a programmer.... how long do you think you'll be programming (employed for someone else) before you get over qualified?.
    oh great master softtouch_ph!, its nice to hear that your still programming... my question is... how long did it take before you became your own master? (not employed by other company as a programmer).
    I was never employed, not a single day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softtouch_ph
    I was never employed, not a single day.
    So is Soft Touch Phil your own software company? Soft Touch sounds familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javapenguin
    So is Soft Touch Phil your own software company? Soft Touch sounds familiar.
    No. I used Softtouch already 25 years ago, for the label of the games and applications I developed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softtouch_ph
    This will never end. I started about 30 years ago, and still enjoy it until today, day after day. I do not need to program anymore, but its like an addiction, you just cant stop.
    It's good to hear your doing well in the programming field, so I assume you have some programmers under you now since you no longer need to program? Am I correct?

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