Why I write code

Ankesh Bharti,philosophy

I could not do justice to this topic with my words any better than Antirez did in one of his blog posts, and an excerpt from Rick Rubin's book:

I write code in order to express myself, and I consider what I code an artifact, rather than just something useful to get things done. I would say that what I write is useful just as a side effect, but my first goal is to make something that is, in some way, beautiful. In essence, I would rather be remembered as a bad artist than a good programmer. - The end of the Redis adventure (opens in a new tab)

We tend to think of the artist’s work as the output. The real work of the artist is a way of being in the world. - The Creative Act: A Way of Being (opens in a new tab)


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