A full statement if you will…
After writing a few days ago that I would be “retiring” from software development, I felt I didn’t explain things fully.
So, here we go…
Having been thinking over the last few months about what I do in my spare and working time, I had come to the conclusion that my life is just hectic with everything. Trying to find the right balance between everything I do in life, I concluded was almost impossible.
Something had to give.
I started programming at the age of 11, writing simple programs on our Amstrad CPC 464, from there I quickly developed a serious interest in software development, the why’s and how’s of the subject. Having studied BASIC and Pascal I moved over to Visual basic and later progressing through the versions to (dot)net.
The goalposts in the industry standards constantly shift which meant keeping up to speed with all the newest software development products, code and such like was (and still is) an arduous task and coupled with how the industry is evermore competitive too, it just made sense to move on.
I will miss it, the tight deadlines, meeting new people and the whole excitement surrounding the development and maintenance of the software projects (geeky I know) , but, I feel it’s for the best. I’ve work on numerous projects, learn many many new things, worked with some fantastic people and occasionally got the odd pay cheque.
So there you have it, now you know why. Pretty boring I guess, but still, someone may want an explanation, right?
OK then… Lol