How to spot a fake programmer

Friday 5 March 2004This is more than 19 years old. Be careful.

Julian Robichaux, concerned about know-nothings passing themselves off as programmers, gives us How to Spot a Fake Programmer:

  • tells their boss that they can’t possibly start using a new language without at least 3 formal, week-long training classes and a certification under their belt
  • claims to be a master of a new language after completing 3 weeks of training and obtaining a certification


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