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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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Emotional detachment from bad code [duplicate]

We all would like to work with good, easy to maintain code that follows best practices and design patterns. However, reality is far from ideal. After all, content on sites like The Daily WTF is not ...
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Are there studies on what programming does to the brain? [closed]

Are there studies on what effects have programming languages on the brain or for that matter any other artificial languages in general, like mathematics ? Speaking from my personal experience I feel ...
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How is programming affected by spatial aptitude?

Background The longer I work on a project, the less clear it becomes. It's like I cannot seperate various classes/objects anymore in my head. Everything starts mixing up, and it's extremely hard to ...
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How do you tackle really bizarre errors that keep you puzzled for more than 10 hours? [closed]

You know them, those errors that make NO sense. Where it seems like a gremlin just jumped deep inside your chips and messed up something. Do you take a walk, write stuff, call an uncle? I need help!!
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How to keep up your motivation all day long [closed]

This might be a bit subjective and maybe that's a problem here, but I'm asking my question anyway :) Also, I found similiar questions (but none, answered my question), so you don't need to remind me ...
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How to get rid of fear of not able to solve complex program? [closed]

Whenever I start to solve some complex problem and try to solve it by program. I feel demotivated. Instead of feeling excited about it I feel like I wont be able to solve this program its very ...
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Why does not thinking about a bug sometimes help you solve it? [closed]

Yesterday I spent a good part of the afternoon trying to fix a bug, which I thought to be trivial. I was going around in circles, not having a clue what was wrong. Rewriting large parts of the code. ...
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Do programmers think differently from non-programmers? [closed]

From reading various comments on this site, surfing the net, and talking to other programmers/non-programmers I find that a recurring theme is that programmers think differently from non-programmers. ...
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What was the worst experience you've had with a customer/user? [closed]

As a programmer, you have to interact with your users/customers in some way to both develop and support the software they pay for. What was the worst experience you've gotten from those ...