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Who most influences your programming career?

Survey period: 27 Jan 2014 to 3 Feb 2014

There's often someone, or some group that influences the decisions we make, the road we travel, or even just the language we use. Who is it for you?

OptionVotes% 
Legends: Those who have owned an industry (eg. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Linus Torvolds etc)1297.90
Rockstars: Loud, outspoken. They know code. (eg Don Box, Uncle Bob, Jeff Atwood, Scott Hanselman*)1016.18
Inspirations: Dedicated, Accomplished - their code speaks for them, and it speaks magic (eg, Ayende Rahien (RavenDB), John Resig (jQuery)),744.53
Top Peers: Solid developers looking to help (eg. Marc Clifton, Christian Graus)905.51
Mentors: Someone at your work or School who took the time to push you19211.76
Your Team: Someone on your team who has your back1126.86
Friends and Family: Support, encouragement. And Food.975.94
No one: You're self-powered76446.79
Other744.53

* I know - he's a self proclaimed non-rockstar. But he is kinda.



 
NewsMy Lord and Savior... Pin
MacSpudster30-Jan-14 6:33
professionalMacSpudster30-Jan-14 6:33 
GeneralMy heroes Pin
JaredThirsk28-Jan-14 10:31
MemberJaredThirsk28-Jan-14 10:31 
GeneralNew option required Pin
Joan M28-Jan-14 7:36
professionalJoan M28-Jan-14 7:36 
GeneralRe: New option required Pin
BillW3329-Jan-14 3:57
professionalBillW3329-Jan-14 3:57 
GeneralRe: New option required Pin
Joan M29-Jan-14 4:08
professionalJoan M29-Jan-14 4:08 
GeneralRe: New option required Pin
BillW3329-Jan-14 7:31
professionalBillW3329-Jan-14 7:31 
GeneralProgramming... a new sort of philosophy?? Pin
Stylianos Polychroniadis27-Jan-14 23:24
MemberStylianos Polychroniadis27-Jan-14 23:24 
GeneralA mix of the top 4 Pin
Fred Flams27-Jan-14 22:40
MemberFred Flams27-Jan-14 22:40 
GeneralMostly self powered but here my heros Pin
Nicolas Dorier27-Jan-14 12:34
professionalNicolas Dorier27-Jan-14 12:34 
GeneralProgramming career? what programming career? Pin
PJ Arends27-Jan-14 11:51
professionalPJ Arends27-Jan-14 11:51 
GeneralIndie devs Pin
acomputerdog27-Jan-14 10:38
professionalacomputerdog27-Jan-14 10:38 
GeneralRe: Indie devs Pin
musicm12228-Jan-14 6:31
professionalmusicm12228-Jan-14 6:31 
I was totally thinking the same thing. So successful indie dev ..... that's somewhere between Top Peers and Inspirations maybe.

GeneralMore of a what than a who... Pin
littleGreenDude27-Jan-14 8:00
MemberlittleGreenDude27-Jan-14 8:00 
GeneralTracy Kidder Pin
Brendan Costigan27-Jan-14 7:04
MemberBrendan Costigan27-Jan-14 7:04 
GeneralWhat looks difficult Pin
Member 1054160627-Jan-14 6:34
MemberMember 1054160627-Jan-14 6:34 
Generalwhere the fun is... Pin
Dennis E White27-Jan-14 5:47
professionalDennis E White27-Jan-14 5:47 
GeneralWow Pin
Marc Clifton27-Jan-14 5:35
mvaMarc Clifton27-Jan-14 5:35 
GeneralRe: Wow Pin
Albert Holguin27-Jan-14 5:45
professionalAlbert Holguin27-Jan-14 5:45 
GeneralRe: Wow Pin
Gary Wheeler27-Jan-14 6:07
MemberGary Wheeler27-Jan-14 6:07 
GeneralRe: Wow Pin
Fabio Franco28-Jan-14 0:13
professionalFabio Franco28-Jan-14 0:13 
Question"No one - self powered" - Who are you calling no one? Pin
Joezer BH27-Jan-14 5:17
professionalJoezer BH27-Jan-14 5:17 
GeneralI am sorry but Pin
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.27-Jan-14 4:26
MemberEnnis Ray Lynch, Jr.27-Jan-14 4:26 
GeneralRe: I am sorry but Pin
OriginalGriff27-Jan-14 4:29
mveOriginalGriff27-Jan-14 4:29 
GeneralRe: I am sorry but Pin
jgauffin29-Jan-14 23:43
Memberjgauffin29-Jan-14 23:43 
GeneralRe: I am sorry but Pin
OriginalGriff29-Jan-14 23:53
mveOriginalGriff29-Jan-14 23:53 

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