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Developer Divide: 19 Generations of Coders

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

I came across an interesting article about 19 generations of coders. Which category do you fall under? Other thoughts on the article?


In practice, new generations overlap quite a bit. The Internet is easily more than 30 years old, but it wasn't widely open to nonresearchers until about 20 years ago. During those 20 years, there have been at least three different bubbles, each with a feeling all its own.

These generations each have a distinctive flavor, often defined by a programming language or technology. They burst out with newborn fervor before settling into a comfortable middle age. They may not be on the top of the pop charts after a few years, but they're often still kicking because software never really dies. It's always running in some corner of a stack, somewhere somehow.


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Re: Developer Divide: 19 Generations of Coders

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

Eh.. I am not so sure about the break down, but trying to label 'special skills', 'clothing', 'car', and 'song' was cute.

If anyone's curious of the break down:


Punch-card programmers
Space Shuttle programmers
Cray programmers
Cobol programmers
Basic programmers
C programmers
C++ programmers
Objective-C programmers (first generation)
Perl programmers
PHP programmers
Java programmers
C# programmers
Javascript programmers (first generation)
Ruby on Rails programmers
Objective-C programmers (second generation)
Javascript programmers (second generation)
Haskell programmers
Hadoop programmers
Node.js programmers

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Re: Developer Divide: 19 Generations of Coders

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:46 AM


Basic programmers
Special skill: Using GOTO without creating spaghetti code

Perl programmers
Rhetorical tic: "It's the duct tape of the Internet."

These made me laugh ^^
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