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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:48 AM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:03 PM
And you will become an average programmer that doesn't have the minimum clue of what is going on underneath his program, and when you have to make things on your own you will be lost
Or use Unity and forget most of them
Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:09 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:04 PM
I didn't mean to offense you, I am telling you this because i am a software engineer and engineers use what is already done. What makes you an average programmer is the lack of motivation to investigate and to learn what is underneath your code. I,ve seen a complete development team for example to use OGRE engine and didn't know how to correctly use texture coordinates. That,s what i mean by the way i have also made a 3D engine myself and I copied a LOT of code.
This mindset really needs to die in a fire, twice. Not rolling your own doesn't make you a shitty programmer, nor does creating your own make you a better programmer.
That said, I would hire that average programmer in a heartbeat over that annoying bastard that doesn't get anything done because "real programmers write all their own code". I was just jesting when I made my comment, but your response is staggering in its wrongness, although the idea behind it is sadly all too prevelant. Writing your own engine can be a great learning experience, hell, ive done it myself for kicks. The idea though that if you don't makes you an average programmer is horrifically daft.
How the hell game programming got laced with so much false machismo staggers my mind.