What type of developer are you?

posted @ Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:01 AM


Brad Abrams wrote a post back in late 2003 discussing three types of developers. These three types of developers (i.e., Systematic, Pragmatic and Opportunistic) can map closely to the languages of C++, C# and VB, respectively. These three types were defined by Steven Clarke who works on API usability at Microsoft. I think a major flaw with this mapping is that developers can become pigeonholed specifically by the programming language they use. I don't feel that I fit into one specific category here; it's more of a melting pot for me. So I wonder, where do you fit in the grand scheme of things?