# Follow me my dear friend

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if(binary == text){amIUsed = true;}else{amIUsed = false;}

First we

convert the binary code into ASCII text,

which gives:

Everday we cross each others path
Sometimes you follow me in wrath
If you do not follow I am not there
Finding me without rules is ever so rare
Especially developers like to use me
In their work or conversation I am the key
Who am I?

So I think the answer is

CODE.

Line-by-line explanation:

Line 1: many users of this site will see code every day.
Line 2: a warrior fighting in wrath might follow a code, or a member of an online community might follow a code of conduct so their wrath isn't damaging.
Line 3: not sure?
Line 4: code has rules, otherwise it's pretty much useless.
Line 5: developers use code a lot.
Line 6: they work with code and talk about it too.

• Well done, you converted it to the right text. Sadly the final answer is incorrect. – Nati Oct 9 at 7:00

As noted by @Rand al'Thor in a previous answer, the first step is:

To convert the binary code into ASCII text, which yields a riddle.

And then the answer might be

Logical deduction/reasoning

Logic is often the key to solving riddles, and this is a riddle.

Then let's explain the hint:

'if(binary == text){amIUsed = true;}else{amIUsed = false;}' Since the binary (ASCII) did indeed correspond to text, this hint is indeed used! Now what is a conditional statement (which this hint is) if not the heart of logical deduction?

And now for the heart of the problem:

Everday we cross each others path -> Logic is indeed used and seen everywhere on this site
Sometimes you follow me in wrath -> In can be frustratingly hard to find the correct reasoning when solving a puzzle
Finding me without rules is ever so rare -> A method of thinking is often necessary in order to build a logical solution
If you do not follow I am not there -> There is no logic in what you do if you do not apply the rules of logic (i.e. if you do not follow logic)
Especially developers like to use me -> A developer must apply logic when debugging code (simply changing parameters willy nilly until the problem is seamingly solved is likely to introduce new bugs)
In their work or conversation I am the key -> Developers work with software, which is logical by nature (for a certain definition of 'logical'), and they'll often discuss logic (for instance when discussing types)

Given the ASCII conversion I think the answer is:

A bug

Edit: I think my original answer was incorrect. I now think it is:

A bug in a patch

My reasoning:

Lines 1 & 2: Developers encounter bugs often, sometimes bugs persist causing anger, especially in patches.

Line 3: No bug, no need for patching anything

Line 4: Developers often have to patch code

Line 5: Patches are usually the answers to fixing code

• You should expand your answer to contain an explanation. Typically riddle answers explain why they are a good fit by explaining each line of the riddle – Adam Oct 9 at 20:31
• Nice try, but incorrect. Line 3 is meant more in rot13(vg qbrfa'g rkvfg vs lbh qba'g sbyybj vg juvpu vf abg gur pnfr jvgu n oht). – Nati Oct 10 at 7:20