I've been coding more or less F/T since about 2004. I started out with my own projects (e-commerce related web applications) and wound up attending University to professionalize my skills (2009).
Coding (in addition to being a profession) has also been a major hobby to me (meaning I enjoy the work I do and take pride in doing it to the best of my ability).
I've worked on live, revenue producing e-commerce projects both for myself and for employers and clients. There's pretty much nothing that I can't build (given sufficient time).