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As a software developer, which of the following would you consider yourself   [Edit]

Survey period: 8 Feb 2010 to 15 Feb 2010

Software development involves the creative, the analytical, the disciplined and sometimes the plain old stubborn sides of us.

OptionVotes% 
Engineer68472.00
Architect49151.68
Artist26127.47
Story teller677.05
Inventor31332.95
Researcher and Scientist35537.37
Detective / Sleuth25526.84
Mathematician / Analyst29531.05
Marketer / Salesman717.47
Manual Labourer17718.63
Pedantic proof checking editor697.26
I don't develop software90.95
Other394.11
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (56 answers)


 
GeneralPerpetual Student Pin
Mycroft Holmes11-Feb-10 12:04
professionalMycroft Holmes11-Feb-10 12:04 
Generalplain old stubborn lies! Pin
Nisamudheen9-Feb-10 23:20
Nisamudheen9-Feb-10 23:20 
GeneralVoodoo Doctors Pin
M@dHatter9-Feb-10 11:06
M@dHatter9-Feb-10 11:06 
GeneralRe: Voodoo Doctors Pin
ThatsAlok9-Feb-10 16:38
ThatsAlok9-Feb-10 16:38 
GeneralRe: Voodoo Doctors Pin
Gandalf_TheWhite9-Feb-10 23:14
professionalGandalf_TheWhite9-Feb-10 23:14 
GeneralNinja Code Monk Pin
Nagy Vilmos9-Feb-10 2:38
professionalNagy Vilmos9-Feb-10 2:38 
GeneralEngineer or Mechanic Pin
Paul Darlington8-Feb-10 21:28
Paul Darlington8-Feb-10 21:28 
The term ‘Engineer’ is generally meant to be one who is both professionally qualified, has relevant experience and in many cases is also a member of a recognised professional organisation. In some countries this is enshrined in law in others the term is somewhat lax, see ‘Engineer’ on Wikipedia for the full story.

I would maintain that without relevant qualifications and experience the title should be technician, mechanic or developer.
GeneralRe: Engineer or Mechanic Pin
Pete Appleton8-Feb-10 22:28
Pete Appleton8-Feb-10 22:28 
GeneralRe: Engineer or Mechanic Pin
Paul Darlington8-Feb-10 22:32
Paul Darlington8-Feb-10 22:32 
GeneralA better speller Pin
Marc Clifton8-Feb-10 10:53
mvaMarc Clifton8-Feb-10 10:53 
GeneralRe: A better speller Pin
mejojo8-Feb-10 11:05
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GeneralRe: A better speller Pin
Ben Daq8-Feb-10 23:12
Ben Daq8-Feb-10 23:12 
GeneralRe: A better speller PinPopular
Marc Clifton9-Feb-10 3:15
mvaMarc Clifton9-Feb-10 3:15 
GeneralRe: A better speller Pin
BrowniePoints9-Feb-10 8:30
BrowniePoints9-Feb-10 8:30 
GeneralRe: A better speller Pin
Max Bogon12-Feb-10 6:17
Max Bogon12-Feb-10 6:17 
GeneralRe: A better speller Pin
Nagy Vilmos9-Feb-10 2:37
professionalNagy Vilmos9-Feb-10 2:37 
GeneralTitle Spelling Mistake Pin
thatraja8-Feb-10 7:10
professionalthatraja8-Feb-10 7:10 
GeneralRe: Title Spelling Mistake Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar9-Feb-10 2:15
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar9-Feb-10 2:15 
GeneralRe: Title Spelling Mistake Pin
PIEBALDconsult9-Feb-10 3:14
mvePIEBALDconsult9-Feb-10 3:14 
GeneralRe: Title Spelling Mistake Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar9-Feb-10 18:33
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar9-Feb-10 18:33 
GeneralRe: Title Spelling Mistake Pin
thatraja9-Feb-10 18:05
professionalthatraja9-Feb-10 18:05 
GeneralInventor Pin
radioman.lt8-Feb-10 5:24
radioman.lt8-Feb-10 5:24 
GeneralSlave. Pin
Indivara8-Feb-10 1:00
professionalIndivara8-Feb-10 1:00 
GeneralRe: Slave. Pin
John M. Drescher8-Feb-10 6:47
John M. Drescher8-Feb-10 6:47 
GeneralRe: Slave. Pin
Indivara9-Feb-10 12:51
professionalIndivara9-Feb-10 12:51 

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