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Continuing to code on large projects [closed]

I am a hobbyist programmer, and I've started many medium - sized projects to work on just by myself. These include games, a raytracer, physics simulations etc. By the time these projects get to a ...
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5answers
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Working on a project, lacking motivation to actually get to coding [duplicate]

I'm a hobbyist programmer. Often during a period of working on a project, I find myself having a hard time to actually get to coding. I sit in front of my computer, sometimes open the IDE, and ...
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Single programmer working on a project from different computers: is Dropbox a good solution? [duplicate]

I'm a hobbyist programmer working on my own projects. I work on a number of different computers. Currently what I have to do is mail myself the project and import it into the IDE every time I move ...
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6answers
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Hobbyist transitioning to earn money on paid work? [closed]

I got into hobbyist Python programming some years ago on a whim, having never programmed before other than BASIC way back when, and little by little have cobbled together a, in my opinion, nice little ...
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Starting a hobby project [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to plan before starting development on a project? I have been going through the SE for quite a while but could not find a relevant answer for my question.The ...
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Importance of hobby projects

I want to know, how important is it to program in your spare time? Is it necessary to work your 9-5 as a programmer and then get home and work on your hobby to become a better programmer? This said, ...
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How important is it to finish projects? [closed]

I'm a student (yet to go to uni) and I've been programming for about 5 years now. Over that time, I've flitted around from language to language, from API to API, and project to project. I've tried ...
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How to include programming-related hobbies on a resume? [closed]

I'm sure a lot of software developers have pet projects and hobbies that they do outside professional tasks. I have my own, and I'm struggling with how to include them on a resume. These are not ...
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I'm doing hobby programming; what programming methodologies (e.g. XP, Agile…) do you recommend me to read up on? [closed]

Most of you would probably just call me a kid (I'm 15). I'm doing hobby programming (I started fiddling around with ActionScript 2.0 in Flash 8 when I was 11, now I do mostly C, Python and Java). As ...