When I was a kid, since my father brought old second hand computer, writing code has been my passion. I still remember sitting in front of i386 computer which has mono monitor, with the MS-DOS and QBASIC floppy loaded in, copying basic code from an local computer magazine Tamil Computers to QBasic IDE and running it is my very first program. Then I made myself proud writing my own “alarm” program and made it to run all night to wake me in morning. There its all I started experiencing fun in programming. I still remember playing the music notes in the BASIC program plays on CPU speaker produces the variation of BEEP.
Must to mention the gaming; Prince of Persia is one of the most famous game I can play on my computer. Sometimes when I run my game, I can hear the seek sound in my computer floppy disk for long and brings nothing, computer finds very difficult to find the program on floppy disk. Then with no mind I opened the CPU case and give little pressure on the head of read/write with my finger so that it can find my game😂. I also remember opening exe or com file on some binary editor and tamper some readable text with my name. So that when program is running, it can show my name instead of original, like company name or developer name..
Computer was so good by that time its like a miracle. Each and every screen take you to next world and you will be more excited. Later upgrading to Win95 on my next computer, connecting internet over dial-up is become fun with that static sound and detail displayed on the screen. It like I am travelling over tunnel heading other world. Page rendering on Netscape navigator like a heavy visual element, you can literally see the each image in page downloading with time gap.
So, now, in industry, this passion remains with me. There’s certainly yet more to learn, yet more problems to solve, and yet more to build. And for this, I am very grateful.
Completing more than 1.5 decade of being a programmer, I finally trying to share something I leant. Having all my experience in full stack development, many years ago I stepped out exploring and designing cloud based solution and still in the voyage.