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16 Struggles Every Software Development Student Will Recognise

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1. Explaining to clueless friends and family what you actually do.

“No, I am NOT a hacker! Okay, imagine this…”

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2. And even though they don’t get it, you’re suddenly providing IT support to everyone you know.

“Your computer doesn’t have a virus; you’ve just loaded it up with junk programs… Where did you even find this stuff?”

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3. Dealing with overzealous fans of Apple products.

Yes, Macs CAN get viruses.

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4. Time spent in front of a computer is now 60% bug hunting and 40% actual work.

It’s probably something simple, right?

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5. And 99% of the time you spend bug hunting it usually turns out that you missed a “;” or misspelled something.

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6. So holding it together each day is a struggle.

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7. When, after 4 hours of work, your IDE crashes… and you forgot to save even once.

Nope. That’s it. I’m done.

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8. And always feeling inadequate around the class wunderkind.

Every class has one. At least there’s always someone to turn to if you mess up.

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9. Forgetting to sync your repositories like GitHub or Dropbox.

“Guess I’m not getting any work done when I get home tonight then…”

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10. And that moment when you find out your Dropbox has reached its storage limit.

“Why not upgrade your account?”

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11. You’ve become acutely aware of how much you rely on the Internet.

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12. And it terrifies you, because you’d be screwed without it.

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13. Getting Carpal Tunnel or RSI is now a legitimate concern.

Thank God for ergonomics.

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14. And so is eye strain.

Pro tip: If you work in front of a screen regularly, install f.lux, it automatically adjusts the colour balance and brightness according to the time of day and approximate light levels wherever you are.

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15. Finally, everyone always seems to think it’ll be easy for you to get a job after uni.

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16. But really, you have no idea where to even start.

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