Your programmer personality type

Very long time between posts. Ive been really busy.

Just a quite post about a interesting online programmer personality test I found. My results can be found below.
Your programmer personality type is:

DLSB

You’re a Doer.
You are very quick at getting tasks done. You believe the outcome is the most important part of a task and the faster you can reach that outcome the better. After all, time is money.

You like coding at a Low level.
You’re from the old school of programming and believe that you should have an intimate relationship with the computer. You don’t mind juggling registers around and spending hours getting a 5% performance increase in an algorithm.

You work best in a Solo situation.
The best way to program is by yourself. There’s no communication problems, you know every part of the code allowing you to write the best programs possible.

You are a liBeral programmer.
Programming is a complex task and you should use white space and comments as freely as possible to help simplify the task. We’re not writing on paper anymore so we can take up as much room as we need.

Just some quick thoughts on my results - Seems Im a Doer rather than a Planner. This is probably true in some essence. I wont plan small to medium projects but this is probably because im a Solo programmer rather than a Team programmer so I know in my head how I want something to be done anyway. Though I do believe on large projects with a large team just like testing you can never do enough planning.

I think Im a Solo programmer because I program to get away from people. The computer does what I say. No questions. If things screw up its my fault. Stupid people who needs em… I find programming in a Team is only good if its a really tight team. Though im really all for concepts like Open Source.

Seems Im a Low level programmer. I tend to disagree with this. I will more likely only go to a low level language when the problem requires/suits it though I am more likely to choose JAVA or .net. It does annoy me how much JAVA and VB do abstract you from the hardware sometimes you just want to do pointer arithmetic or make use of unsigned data types. C# is a bit better that VB or JAVA in that respect.

It probably thinks Im Low level because I answered ‘Allow me to make use of system resources’ in the following question.

The ‘perfect’ language will:

I answered this because I dont think a language that allows anyone to program is practical. Computers are complex and I wish people would stop pretending otherwise. Languages like JAVA are THAT EASY that anyone who passed high school maths should be able to do simple programming tasks in it now anyway.

Well, thats all for now. See you all in a few months.

4 Responses to “Your programmer personality type”

  1. Paul Says:

    DLSC

    You’re a Doer.
    You are very quick at getting tasks done. You believe the outcome is the most important part of a task and the faster you can reach that outcome the better. After all, time is money.

    You like coding at a Low level.
    You’re from the old school of programming and believe that you should have an intimate relationship with the computer. You don’t mind juggling registers around and spending hours getting a 5% performance increase in an algorithm.

    You work best in a Solo situation.
    The best way to program is by yourself. There’s no communication problems, you know every part of the code allowing you to write the best programs possible.

    You are a Conservative programmer.
    The less code you write, the less chance there is of it containing a bug. You write short and to the point code that gets the job done efficiently.

    Yeah baby.

  2. Jason Says:

    Lol pretty close to me :)

  3. phrantic snr Says:

    Must take this test when I get home!!

    Also, I fixed the pics in my last blog post - Wordpress ate them.

  4. Orb!ter Says:

    PHSB

    You’re a Planner.
    You may be slow, but you’ll usually find the best solution. If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

    You like coding at a High level.
    The world is made up of objects and components, you should create your programs in the same way.

    You work best in a Solo situation.
    The best way to program is by yourself. There’s no communication problems, you know every part of the code allowing you to write the best programs possible.

    You are a liBeral programmer.
    Programming is a complex task and you should use white space and comments as freely as possible to help simplify the task. We’re not writing on paper anymore so we can take up as much room as we need.

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    That website sucks ;) Although I have a tendancy to use Objects (though I completely despise them for reasons already mentioned), I don’t believe using C is the way to do everything ;) As it says - why reinvent the wheel when people have already done the hard yards for me.

    For instance, lets take my latest reincarnation of my CMS Version 3.0. It’s currently almost-exclusive to objects, including the use of many components already available such as Tiny MCE’s HTML Editor, and FPDF’s Table Class. There’s no point wasting time developing buggy solutions when tried and tested solutions already exist (with the exception of a good, easy to use CMS).

    I do have a tendancy to overplan shit (one game there, I must have had 200 peices of paper scattered all over the place).

    So there.

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