This is a ridiculous post.
There are two types:
Programmer - He who understands everything about the software development cycle AND the machine’s he is working on.
Coder - He who thinks he is a programmer but just regurgitates code, occassionally creating something new from something old.
99.9999999% of the IT pro’s who think they are programmers, are in fact coders of various skillsets.
Unless you program solely in machine code or 1’s and 0s, you are a simple, replacable coder. You are not special and no one thinks you are.
And Gates, despite the stupidity of the comments here, did a LOT of coding in his early days. 16 hour days coding, working late nights coding, busting his ass coding. Doesnt mean he was the greatest coder, but he most certainly was a coder.
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