How many people here are programmers?

  • What percentage of people that read this site are full-time programmers?

    Sys admins?

    Just plain "IT" people?

    Just curious. 


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    I'm a full-time programmer, but I often have to delve into many other IT aspects as well.

  • Currently student to become programmer.

  • Programmer, thank God, after a year or so of "General IT" and "here's how you get email."

  • I spend about 40 hours a week programming and another 30 hours a week "architecting"

  • I'm still a student in high school (it's my last year, next year is Cégep), but I've been programming for 4 years and I learned by myself thanks to VBA in Office 97 (eh, I had to begin somewhere...). I'm still sticking to VB, but I managed to move on to VB 2005 (and I don't believe VB 2005 sucks). Oh, and I experiment with Mozilla XULRunner (maybe some will think that it sucks even more :P).

    The Real WTF is that I said much more than what you wanted to know. 😛

  • About to graduate school to become a full-time web/flash developer (hopefully!)

  • If they are not using a hex-editor to do their work they are not real programmers, ok, maybe assemble can be thought of as programming too, i will give you that 😉

    So, I am not a programmer, i just dabble a bit with  macro languages like c and c# and stuff like that 🙂

  • Full time programmer, mainly c# but most of the other major languages/environments from time to time

    are you a programmer, sys admin etc.?

  • Student and sysadmin (linux & sometimes solaris).

    PS. Trying to switch to programming eventually.

    PPS. The Real WTF (tm) is that this post is in sidebar wtf section and not general chitchat 🙂

  • Currently working 50% as ColdFusion/Flash/Flex/Java Web-Developer. The other 50% are Graphics and Video producer. Currently applying to 100% Java programmer jobs.

  • Programmer (PL/SQL, Java, C, C#, VB5 (sic!))

    But of course I also have to spend some time in meetings, write specs etc. 

  • I have to do the lot unfortunately. Desktop & web developer, network admin, user support.

    Still, my freelancing is almost entirely development.

  • A bit of this.. a bit of that!

    I have spent more years than I care to remember programming in a wide variety of languages. Mostly C++ these days, but I preferred the days when I wrote directly in hex, I never ate quiche then!

    I also have a degree in electronics and have designed and built many complex systems.

    <FastShow>This week, I 'ave been mostly writing standards documents</FastShow>

  • Webdev programmer.

    Also designer. I know teh photshoppe. 

  • Student and programmer (I work 2/3 of the month, I study 1/3 of the month)

  • Just an amateur myself.


    like writing small apps, (don't shout at me!) in Pascal, mess with Javascript, php, mysql just looking at teaching myself and c#

     Never had any formal training, just all self taught from the ol' 286 days, with dos then progressed onto 386 (got my bug for AMD processors from then!)


    How I miss installing office 3 from about 45 floppies!!

  • I design microprocessors.  In a sense I do machine-language from the other side.


    But, I do write programs in Perl & a LISP-like language to get my job done. 

  • My job title is "Senior Programmer", which means that as and when required I write code, design/architect stuff, produce estimates, gather requirements, produce specifications, attend meetings, help out with pitches, tech lead, etc. It works out that I mostly do coding, but with plenty of other stuff thrown in too.

  • Research student in a computing department, so while I do a lot of programming (both work-related and personal use) it isn't technically my job.

  • Data Mining Analyst, or so says our HR department.

    In actuality, this involves lots of Perl development, and lots of paperwork, due to my employer's strict software deployment rules.

  • My job title is "Programmer/Analyst," although I'm not sure what it is I'm supposed to be analyzing -- I'm really just a programmer.

  • Full time programmer for 14+ years.

    Worked in manufacturing, shipping, graphic arts, document management systems, insurance, banking,  etc.

    It's fun to think that software I have written is shipping out all the contour/cloud pillows out there, feeding our troops in Europe, letting La-Z-Boy get their fabric and sending money to Mexico in a secure manner. 

    Never did I know that I could touch so many things when I started doing this job. 

  • Full time C#, PL/SQL, SQL being routed into J2EE and Flex.  I do x86/x64 assembly and C++ on my own time for "fun"...


    If you can read this; you're within weapons range.




  • Full time programmer, Java that is.

  • Graduated college in 2004, been a C# programmer for 10 months now.

  • IT trainer, teaching windows, office, access, flash, php, c#, etc.

    Programmer in my spare time.

  • programmer for a CAD system

  • Trained as a programmer, worked as a programmer, but currently working as a "security analyst" for Symantec. Go Symantec!

  • full time web dev in php and classic asp with a gold star in SQL

  • Software Development Engineer in Test here (SDET).

    Basically, I work in the test org, but write software for them. Anything from tools to automation. I also frequently sit in on code reviews for production code, and suggest how to fix production code errors that I find. On off days, I get to manually test software. Of course, my boss knows that I know how to test, so I frequently have off days.


  • I've been a full time .net programmer since graduation in 2004 but I'm about to go back to grad school.

  • Programmer.

    Java, Javascript/HTML, occasionally VBScript (ogad it burns)...

    I am, however, escaping my downward nerdly spiral by learning to fly helicopters. Appx. 45 hours logged, getting close to that private license! 😃

  • @Volmarias said:


    Java, Javascript/HTML, occasionally VBScript (ogad it burns)...

    I am, however, escaping my downward nerdly spiral by learning to fly helicopters. Appx. 45 hours logged, getting close to that private license! 😃

    Careful, downward pilot spirals are much more dangerous! 

  • Programmer, full time. Working primarily in Delphi, but also some C++/C#. Also do a lot of ad-hoc data analysis with SQL.

  • I presume that by "full-time programmer" you mean "commercial software developer" - as a sysadmin, I spend most of my time programming, it's just that the stuff I write is not intended for sale.

  • Full-time programmer now, though throughout high school and college I did several years of the indentured IT "remove the spyware from this machine, then make sure it works on the network" slave stuff.

  • Fulltime programmer. Been getting paid for it for 15 years. Did it for fun since 7th grade. Home hobbyist (I spend lots of money on videocards and components way too often).

  • Full-time programmer - Java.

    On my own time, I also work with PHP and RoR.

  • Full time IT Investigator, with a side helping of code monkey, sysadmin, and DB admin on the side.  Basically, I was hired for a specific type of job, but my boss and coworkers take advantage of the fact that I have a very diverse set of computer skills.

    My favourite line though is still "I am not tech support" while pointing to the tech support phone number we've taped to a filing cabinet.  I'll build and maintain the apps we use in our department, but I'll be buggered if I'm going to fix every little hiccup and glitch the office computers might have.



  • Full-time programmer, working primarily with C++. I make video games.  🙂


  • I'm a full time C# programmer. On my off time I do a bit of C# and am considering learning Objective C. I hear mac people buy more software than pc people and I grow tired of writting web apps.

  • Full time programmer for 15+ years, until 2 years ago, then started spending most of my time on architecty things.  Right now I'm a "Program Manager Architect" which means I spend more time on strategy, planning, etc...which I'm not enjoying nearly as much.  Next job switch I'm definitely going back to spend more time in code.


  • 33 years experience as a programmer.


  • I am currently a full time programming, have been working since i graduated a year ago. I make web apps using in c#. I used to a little tech support at my current position but was pulled out of it after we got a new hire, i am kind of pissed about that. I enjoyed the socializing in tech support, it was always a nice break from a few hours of programming. Not really sure if I can handle being a programmer. I mean I simply love to program but i hate being in a cube all day.   I just need a new job, thats it...

  • @KattMan said:

    Careful, downward pilot spirals are much more dangerous! 

    Having watched the helicopter version of the driver's ed blooper reel, I'm very well aware of this, thanks.

    Fun Fact #1: Helicopters can stall while hovering in one place, at a constant altitude, given favorable atmospheric conditions!

    Fun Fact #2: Helicopter stalls are unrecoverable, and usually fatal! 😃

  • Just starting my study on computer science after having played around with VB, PHP, ECMAScript and Java (in roughly that order) as hobby

  • Seems like I'm the first (or maybe second) who DOESN'T work with or study computers. I'm in my second year of a degree in Geological Sciences, and haven't seriously programmed since I was about 14 (and that's only if one calls BBC Basic and such 'serious')

  • In my current job I am doing a lot of programming in VHDL.

    In previous jobs I have programmed for DSP in ANSI C.


  • Previously essentially PHP code-monkey with enjoyable colleagues but WTFed practices : no one had real business analysis experience, business processes were undocumented and non-tech people obviously thought the issue was technical. Then, head office decided to shut down its sub-company.  I'm pretty sure some of you will say "been there, done that". I was despited, nevertheless.

     Follows some period as unemployed tech amateur with some little toy-coding. The real WTF is that I didn't want to work.

    Finally I found joy back as a freelance RoR developer. This implies a little more than pure programming, but that's how I like it.

    I love the fact there are many different backgrounds on this forum. Quite many students but it sounds logical : you need some enthusiasm to hang around programming forums even after programming at work.

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