The life of a coder in gifs

The life of a coder/developer is both a wonderful and immensely frustrating experience. The scales tip in both directions, usually several times a day.

Today was no exception. I’ve been stuck on something for the last few days. My code should have been working, but it didn’t. If I had hair to spare, I’d probably have torn some of it out in frustration.

Animated frustration
That feeling, after a few days of trying to find the bug in my code.

Of course, as these things tend to go, I found the reason why my code wasn’t working. It was a typo. A single letter that shouldn’t have been there.

Relief, and annoyance
Oh man, THAT broke my code and left me frustrated and confused for 2 days?

My sense of relief is somewhat moderated by my amazement at how I missed it.

But, on the other hand, I found the bug! Now on to the next new code and the next bug.





3 responses to “The life of a coder in gifs

  1. Catherine avatar

    I’m so pleased you found it. I guess it’s now official – you are a pro! It’s amazing how something so small can cause such an issue.

    1. Paul avatar

      Well, by “pro”, you mean “determined dabbler”, right? 😉

      These types of bugs are both one of the joys and curses of coding. Such simple things can make a big difference.

  2. Catherine avatar

    The life of a coder in gifs… via @pauljacobson

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