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Make a living creating and selling my own software and apps [closed]

I want to create my own software and applications as a means to earn an income. This being turning my ideas into software and selling it. I have a computer science background and some programming ...
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How do you deal with pain from typing too much? [closed]

This is probably not the right place for this question, but I figure it is a board visited by thousands of programmers, and I am a programmer, and it is related, so I would try anyway. This is not a ...
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How to get motivation and time to learn outside of work? [closed]

I work 40 hours as a programmer, and by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is code some more. However, I feel like I am not getting better, and I do love software engineering. So how do ...
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Bringing my genius brain back [closed]

Well... I was hired because I did not take a comp-sci or engineering course, however I was really good at coding. My job is doing the heterodox stuff when needed... You know, the guy that sometimes ...
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What do you do to make sure you take proper/enough breaks, while avoiding unwanted side-effects of break taking? [closed]

preamble> It seems to me that computer programmers are one of a select few groups of people who actually take pleasure from sitting in front of computers for long periods of time. Most people in ...
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Why do companies tell me they want me as an in-house employee, not as a contractor?

Context Money is not what is at issue here. What is at issue is independence and to make sure I will contribute by working at my field of expertise, tactfulness, and ensuring everyone's expectations ...
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What do you do to remain productive when working on your own?

I find working in isolation, on a piece of code that won't be seen by anyone else for weeks, draining. I'm looking for ideas to try to keep myself productive and motivated. What do you do to remain ...
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Are there any downsides of 2 developers getting married? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the pros and cons of having a life partner from the same field? I remember that in my first year at college, the professor told us that his wife is also a ...
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How do you find local fellow programmers? [closed]

I'm a self-tought programmer living in a small town. Except for the occasional meetups at the other end of the country, I rarely talk face-to-face with other programmers. I'm well aware of the merits ...
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Optimizing lifestyle and training [closed]

I am a college freshman who has recently discovered a passion for computer science. Having had my first lick of formal python training last semester, I have cast aside my previously hedonist way of ...
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9answers
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Anti-depressant and programming: does it reduce your thinking and focusing abilities? [closed]

I wanted to ask your opinion on anti-depressants, since I took them daily for 3 years now, but I can't be sure if I'm less perfomant with them or without, since I never withdrawed. I'm still at ...
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As a code monkey, how to discuss programming with a guy who almost has a doctorate in computer science [closed]

A friend of my wife's is coming over for dinner tonight and he is a lot smarter than me. What do we have in common, well... A Bachelor's in Computer Science, and that should be enough of a ...
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What are the pros and cons of having a life partner from the same field? [closed]

Having a life partner definitely affects an individual's career. For e.g. A programmer spends hours on the computer for work. A spouse working in the same field as yours would not mind adjusting with ...
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Career stability or tech skill growth? [closed]

For the last 3 years, I've been working as the lone .NET software developer in a large non-tech, manufacturing company. The work conditions and the pay are great, and it is a very stable position, ...