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How many people on here are pro developers?

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    Lee_Dale

    What kind of developer are you at the moment, are you a student, graduate, professional, hobbiest etc.

    If your a professional are you a contractor, permanent or do you run your own business? Would be interesting to know what people here actually do because I see alot of good developers.

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    ben2004uk

    Placement student working as a developer....

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    Chadk

    Im a student the next 9 years at least.

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    Manip

    Student starting my 3rd year @ Uni in September.

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    xklaus

    I'm a permanet professional developer.

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    littleguru

    Student + developer + ISV + MS Student Partner + private person = littleguru

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    Yggdrasil

    leeappdalecom wrote:
    What kind of developer are you at the moment, are you a student, graduate, professional, hobbiest etc.

    If your a professional are you a contractor, permanent or do you run your own business? Would be interesting to know what people here actually do because I see alot of good developers.


    I work for a placement/contracting company, doing contract work as a developer, team leader and/or consultant. Sometimes all three at once on different projects. Smiley

    Technically I'm a student as well, but since I'm studying linguistics and American history, I don't know if it counts.

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    Lee_Dale

    so theres alot of students on here then Tongue Out

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    Sven Groot

    I'm a student. Smiley

    Not for too long anymore I hope, a few months at most.

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    Another_​Darren

    There are so many ways to interpret professional... I've worked with so many permies and contractors in my time, and each has classed themselves as professional.  Yet some gained 'professional' status by reading a book and surviving on wit for two contracts.

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    Yggdrasil

    Another_Darren wrote:
    There are so many ways to interpret professional... I've worked with so many permies and contractors in my time, and each has classed themselves as professional.  Yet some gained 'professional' status by reading a book and surviving on wit for two contracts.


    "Professional" is a very simple definition - do you make your living from writing software? If so, you're a software professional.

    That doesn't imply you know what you're doing, of course. Just means you're SUPPOSED to. Smiley

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    Beetlejuice

    i`m tongues programmer (developer) Smiley ... permanent mode Big Smile

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    Lee_Dale

    Yggdrasil wrote:
    
    Another_Darren wrote:There are so many ways to interpret professional... I've worked with so many permies and contractors in my time, and each has classed themselves as professional.  Yet some gained 'professional' status by reading a book and surviving on wit for two contracts.


    "Professional" is a very simple definition - do you make your living from writing software? If so, you're a software professional.

    That doesn't imply you know what you're doing, of course. Just means you're SUPPOSED to.


    yeah i dont know what the hell im talking about but i make a good living out of it Perplexed

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    figuerres

    developer,developer,developer....


    No I'm not balmer Smiley

    I guess I am starting to be an "old timer" (which is scarry to think of)

    I started with 8 bit stuff like the Commodore VIC and 64 and 128
    done Amiaga, PC's with DOS, Sun boxes, Linux, WIndows

    C
    BASIC
    PASCAL
    COBOL
    ASM (6502,x86,z80)
    dbase II -- III+
    and some other stuff....

    COBOL and PASCAL were for school classes.

    today most of my time is C# and SQL server related stuff.

    my boss wants C# -- if it was my call id be using VB.NET
    ( this could change as time goes by )

    I like a lot of the C type languages, I did a *LOT* of C for DOS apps

    but there are some things I like about VB.NET that are not in C#
    and some C# things I like that I am not sure if VB.NET has
    so it's almost a toss up.

    anyone here recall:

    Microsoft Windows 2/286 ?
    Microsoft QuickC 1.0 (DOS) ?
    DR-DOS 7 ?
    MS-DOS 4.0  -- bad version -- was updated very soon to 4.01

    to name a few ....

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    Red5

    A student of Life.
    I try to make ends meet as a developer.

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    davidofmorr​is

    I train monkeys to do little dances without flinging their excrement at the audience - it doesn't pay well, but it can be very gratifying! Big Smile

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    Tensor

    "professional" just turned contractor after many years as a permie.

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    Lee_Dale

    Tensor wrote:
    "professional" just turned contractor after many years as a permie.


    same here, just started my company up too, I hope i'm never a permie again!

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