[click]

It’s been nearly four years since I stared at any kind of significant code. A week or two ago I was handed a bundle of modules that did something I knew nothing about, tasked with the job of fixing a little bug that has caused great headaches for the past year. A fix was suggested and I implemented it blindly, still not understanding the code. Finally, yesterday, everything clicked into place. You know the feeling – that almost audible moment when you finally have absorbed the random lines of code to the point where you understand it. You’re no longer going line-by-line, you know organically what the code is actually doing….and what’s wrong with it. I discovered the reasoning behind the fix and the reason why it won’t work without a few more changes. And I hope to have that all ready for system testing by lunch.

Man, it’s been a long time since I felt that click.

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