Originally Posted by PlayfulGod
This was originally posted in the ZTE Warps ATR section in response to a self proclaimed dev that thought he was owed
the Recognized Developer
title w/o a shred of proof of any work he had done, or that he was worthy or deserving of such a title.
sorry if you didn't want any comments here lol but just wanted to let you know i actually read this
the whoooole thing!!! lol and i must say it/you have inspired me to work harder
i'll be honest, when i first came into the esteem forums i was 'that guy' who thought he was a dev lol, but quickly i changed my sig after realizing what it actually takes to 'earn' the title (not only by AF standards)
I would consider myself more of a themer/modder, even if i have compiled from source a few times all i really did was follow directions and ask for help.. so that in no way shape or form makes me a developer lol
as for the theming end of my work... i feel im pretty good at it lol.. but still to this day i learn something new each and every day.. how i remember any of it is beyond me! lolol, but i feel pretty confident in my theming skills...
modding on the other hand, i CAN do.. but i usually need an idea to start with.. modding is not an easy task depending the objective but it is more 'my thing' lol i understand xml code very well and believe it or not im slightly starting to understand smali... not the code itself but the layout of certain areas and purposes of most code..
so my summary of myself and others like me, we are far from the path of a developer, may have learned things in a different way or order, some cheat and some dont.. but the work we do is still not easy
so there is still a sense of pride when people thank us for our work!! me persoanlly, the thanks i recieve only inspire me more to earn the developer (the respectful/honest way) title and actually be considered a larger contribution to the equation, and when we have people/developers as friendly and helpful as you PG and many many others actually help us out and answer queastions, it makes us/me feel like we belong
long story short, to PG and all other developers out there... Thanks!!!
for all the help and inspiration