Hey Guys, There is some thing I need to get off my chest and maybe get some feedback on.
I’ve been software engineer for over 25 years using various MS platforms to do this work. These have all used various versions of visual studio to create either windows executables or IIS websites. The arrival of .net was a big step forward and programming became quite an easy task. Write code test locally and ship the executables.
The Azure happened. It has some great stuff, VMs and development pipelines integrated with GIT to manage and deeply source code is fantastic. However I just can’t get my head around how to configure pipelines or how to work with Azure storage or Azure functions. The code seems to just be and doesn’t exist anywhere beyond the cloud to be frank I feel like a relic, maybe like a blacksmith seeing my work being superseded by factory production. I am finding code so complex now I can barely follow it, Code used to flow out of me like speech but now its so hard it hurts.
I have never written anything for Linux in my life, but if I did would I find much of the same, with build pipelines and cloud or is it more old school like compiling to files / packages? What’s the process or getting code into a repo? Would I be able to make a living earning, a salary writing open source software?
So are any of you developers? What’s it like? Please post below about your development experience an experiences.