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When should I stop programming / coding? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How old is “too old”? I often hear from my senior colleagues and other peers that being passionate about programming is ok but at certain experience/age one ...
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3answers
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I'm questioning my education choice because they say there's no place for old programmers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How old is "too old"? I'm about to start CS next year. I love both the coding and the mathematical aspects of programming. However, recently I encountered ...
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0answers
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Can a developer move into a fast-paced career later in life? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How old is “too old”? Most developers I know pushed really hard to get ahead in their careers early on, then maybe slowed down about 10 to 15 years in to ...
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How often are the unfortunate stereotypes associated with older techies true? [closed]

How often are the unfortunate stereotypes associated with older techies true? When people get settled into a career--Do people lose their passion to learn new things? Do people get comfortable and ...
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4answers
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I'm so jealous of middle-aged developers. Are we unlucky? [closed]

First of all, I couldn't decide the right words for title after reading How old is "too old"? question. I still can't decide with old, middle-aged, expert or professional. As you know, ...
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4answers
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Aging vs. Coding Skills [closed]

A little background, since it can be part of my point fo view. I'm a C#/Java programmer with age of 23, coding since my 18's. I started studying C and working with Cobol, and after 1 year I quickly ...
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What's the max age you can still be employed as a programmer? [closed]

I know some a few programmers at my work around 40 years old. I don't remember seeing a programmer at work who is 50+. We have 600 people, of which probably 100 are programmers. Is it uncommon to ...
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Are there any notable programmers that started late in life? [closed]

So I'm starting to get disgruntled... I'm 25 and trying to learn programming and am having trouble grasping some of the concepts and I feel its because I'm getting started so late in life. So I'm ...