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Offline ctomni231

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« Reply #30 - Posted 2012-06-23 18:44:03 »

I agree with Riven, even if you don't complete a project, what you are considered depends on the amount of time you spend doing it.

There are many people who write computer programs, but do not have a degree. Just because they do not have a degree, it doesn't make them any less of a programmer. So how can you say that if someone doesn't finish a computer program, they are not a programmer. Whether you finish something or not, it depends on the amount of time spent doing it.

A person who spends a little bit of time is usually an amateur, beginning programmer. Even if they don't finish anything, they still have the title because they spent the time to try. It is the same with any profession, you really don't need a certificate. You just need to spend a little bit of time and you'll be recognized with the title. The only difference here is how much time you've spent, the more experience you have... the deeper the title meaning. Like the difference between an expert, intermediate, or beginner. It is all based on time.

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #31 - Posted 2012-06-24 03:01:47 »

That's what people said about 10,000 hours of coding.

Offline Oskuro

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« Reply #32 - Posted 2012-07-27 12:57:43 »

You are a programmer if you actually like programming.

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Offline Sickan

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« Reply #33 - Posted 2012-07-27 13:10:55 »

You are a programmer if you actually like programming.
And otherwise you are a coder?
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #34 - Posted 2012-07-27 13:40:38 »

When you type lot of semicolon. Because normal computer user wont use semicolon that much.

Offline Damocles
« Reply #35 - Posted 2012-07-27 13:57:36 »

A programmer puts a concept into a sequencial series of instructions.

In this sense any mother is a programmer when writing the groceries list:

1-buy butter
2-eggs
3-Edammer cheese
if no Edammer look for Gouda
4-Fruits
5-if it rains, dont buy the cole, but buy a cake
else buy cole, meat and beer (if in US, skip last instruction)
6-look at 2, in case you forgot the eggs again! (assert)
if yes, dont bother coming home

Offline Oskuro

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« Reply #36 - Posted 2012-07-27 16:32:58 »

And otherwise you are a coder?

No, otherwise you are someone who has to program but would rather not have to do it.

Most people I know working as Software Engineers see programming as a necessary evil they must endure until they can become managers. Only the weird ones like me are passionate about coding.

I mean, I just managed to beat Java's standard Stack implementation benchmark time... And I'm totally ecstatic... And I did it just to prove I could!  Grin


Edit: I guess bragging about your coding prowess also counts!

Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #37 - Posted 2012-07-27 17:36:10 »

When you type lot of semicolon. Because normal computer user wont use semicolon that much.
But... but... WHAT IF I WANT TO USE PYTHON!!?!?!?!  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

@Oskuro:
I like to program, but I get tired of doing it 45+ hours per week. Part of what I loved so much about making hobby games before I went professional was that games are so multi-discipline; I spent a lot of time on the art, music, design, etc. as well. So I could get breaks from the programming. There is absolutely satisfaction to the problem solving, writing a smart algorithm, etc., but goodness is it a drag to be all that I do. Half of my brain is unused.

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Offline Cero
« Reply #38 - Posted 2012-07-27 19:03:37 »

And otherwise you are a coder?

No, otherwise you are someone who has to program but would rather not have to do it.

Most people I know working as Software Engineers see programming as a necessary evil they must endure until they can become managers. Only the weird ones like me are passionate about coding.

I mean, I just managed to beat Java's standard Stack implementation benchmark time... And I'm totally ecstatic... And I did it just to prove I could!  Grin


Edit: I guess bragging about your coding prowess also counts!

So a Taxi Driver who hates being a Taxi Drive, who does it for a living, for 20 years, is not a Taxi Driver because he doesn't like it ?
Nah, you are what you do.

Offline Roquen
« Reply #39 - Posted 2012-07-27 19:15:19 »

Most people I know working as Software Engineers see programming as a necessary evil they must endure until they can become managers.
Ugg.  Exact reason why I stopped working for corps.  Program less and replace that by soul sucking activities like yet more meetings, moving people from important roles to making coffee, firing people, cancelling projects and/or jumping up-and-down on peoples heads.  Management sucks.
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Offline Riven
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« Reply #40 - Posted 2012-07-27 19:22:20 »

This thread is beyond salvation.


You are considered a programmer if you have once killed the illusive artificially sweetened kangaroo elf.

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Offline Oskuro

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« Reply #41 - Posted 2012-07-27 20:53:21 »

Eli said:
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I like to program, but I get tired of doing it 45+ hours per week.

Yeah, I'm actually very lucky that my current job keeps presenting interesting programming challenges. Other jobs I've had bore me to tears, and it really had an impact on my productivity and mental health.

Now I'm in a rare position where once I'm off work, I have enough ideas boucing around my head I can easily get coding my own projects.  Smiley

Roquen said:
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Management sucks.

Yeah, it's far from what people believe it to be, but that's the thing, most people focus on what they see as problems now, and fail to see the difficulties of a future position. I have the feeling I'll be dragged kicking and screaming into a management position in the not so far future (mainly when I'm the most experienced developer around and the new hires need to be herded into usefulness)  Clueless

Cero said:
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Nah, you are what you do.

Well, of course, but I was under the impression that this thread aimed at being a bit more philosophical about it.
On the other hand, I call myself a "programmer", while most of my colleagues prefer to refer to themselves as "developers" or "computer technicians" (Actually the spanish generic word for Computer Science people is "Informaticos", not sure what the english term is). That was my point about "liking" it.

Riven said:
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You are considered a programmer if you have once killed the illusive artifically sweetened kangaroo elf.

Well, of course, but haven't we all?

 

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« Reply #42 - Posted 2012-07-27 21:09:40 »

Riven said:
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You are considered a programmer if you have once killed the illusive artifically sweetened kangaroo elf.

Well, of course, but haven't we all?

Tastes like chicken.
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #43 - Posted 2012-07-28 11:07:30 »

But... but... WHAT IF I WANT TO USE PYTHON!!?!?!?!  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
People whose use semicolon too much can be granted to be programmers, but not all programmers use semicolon. I considered HTML and Basic when wrote it, but still it's valid Cool

Offline matheus23

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« Reply #44 - Posted 2012-08-01 19:45:45 »

I considered HTML and Basic when wrote it, but still it's valid Cool
Someone "writing" HTML is not a programmer for me. Never. Ever.
Only one, who is using Javascript... but then he would write Javascript...

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Offline Damocles
« Reply #45 - Posted 2012-08-01 20:03:50 »

Writing HTML is writing a logical script of commands, which a parser executes to do something intended.
Its as much programming as Java or C++ is.

I think the question here is more: "Who do I consider 'Da Cool' Programma"

In the end only someone writing in Assembler is a true programmer, since he is creating the actual machine program. (with some convenience functions)
(the most bare being someone using a HEX Editor to write programs)

Others are compiler/parser programmaker users Wink

Offline Oskuro

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« Reply #46 - Posted 2012-08-01 20:35:03 »

And then you see people do things with HTML that make your innards shrivel with envy...

Let's face it, a true programmer can do magic with a freaking Abacus.





Serious Note: Really, Programming Language rivalries are as moronic as Console Wars... They are just tools.  Cranky

Offline Dregron
« Reply #47 - Posted 2012-08-01 21:02:07 »

Am pretty sure we all know the biggest secret of knowing who's a programmer...


Having a beard or long hair... Or both & if not that cloths that just say "meh".
But yeah if not they things I think you can tell if you start having a conversation about programming what tools, engine you use etc. Smiley

The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.
Offline Damocles
« Reply #48 - Posted 2012-08-01 21:05:45 »

Bearded programmers are the worst Wink

Offline Rorkien
« Reply #49 - Posted 2012-08-01 21:07:47 »

Bearded programmers are so 80's

or hipsters
or waiting for gillette to offer them 1million
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« Reply #50 - Posted 2012-08-01 21:19:19 »

You could always check if you qualify using the brogrammer quiz, could be near enough Smiley

http://areyouabrogrammer.com/
Offline jonjava
« Reply #51 - Posted 2012-08-01 21:23:50 »

Scripter: Scripts around, familiar with 1 programming language. *Able to make a calculator*
Coder: Does code for programs or for the web. Familiar with at least 2 programming languages. *Able to make a networked game*
Programmer: Same as Coder but also knows the fundamentals of how computers work. Years of experience with at least 2 languages and familiar with others. *Able to make a compiler*
Hacker: Knows all of the above + intimately familiar with unix and years of experience as a sysadmin.

Offline Oskuro

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« Reply #52 - Posted 2012-08-01 21:41:26 »

Having a beard or long hair...
I have both and I wear a hat.

Which should get me to Notch level at the very least.  Cool

Offline Damocles
« Reply #53 - Posted 2012-08-01 22:02:25 »

No, you need to be also bald.

(Its a principle of thermodynamics)

Offline Oskuro

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« Reply #54 - Posted 2012-08-01 22:07:18 »

Curses! Why am I the only man who does not wear a hat to hide baldness?  Cool

Offline Damocles
« Reply #55 - Posted 2012-08-01 22:10:52 »

Has the funny side-effect that people might think you ARE bald.

What a double bluff.  persecutioncomplex

Offline ra4king

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« Reply #56 - Posted 2012-08-01 23:04:05 »

You could always check if you qualify using the brogrammer quiz, could be near enough Smiley

http://areyouabrogrammer.com/

I'm a -75, aka a geek! W000t XD

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #57 - Posted 2012-08-02 01:15:00 »

Coder: Does code for programs or for the web. Familiar with at least 2 programming languages. *Able to make a networked game*
I dont think that's necessary.

EDIT: from brogrammer, I'm a standard nerd!

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« Reply #58 - Posted 2012-08-02 01:57:43 »

Standard nerd for me too.
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #59 - Posted 2012-08-02 03:38:37 »

Well....I reconsidered my answer to the last question, and now I'm a -95.....standard nerd Sad

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