Like Knitting

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A colleague mentioned this the other day in the company chat:

I like coding. It’s like knitting.

This is the perfect description of programming to me.

I’ve yet to discover a more suitable response to tell family, friends, and my girlfriend when they ask the repeated question “What is it you love so much about coding?!”.

While I’m writing code, I’m:

  • focusing on complex but isolated problems with a clearly marked goal.
  • watching a movie with my girlfriend.
  • gettings things done without thinking.
  • blocking out other things, for a moment.
  • getting to be creative.

Sounds like knitting!