Tales from the Engineering Floor – 5 Stages of Programmer Incompetence


This description isn’t only apt for programmers, I would apply it to engineers who regularly write programming code for their applications. It describes a journey of a programmer who goes through the following stages:

  • Enthusiastic Newbie
  • Budding Genius
  • Abstraction Freak
  • Veteran
  • Guru

On second thought, I think the journey describes any engineer.

If you’re looking for programming books, I tend to like the O’reilly series. Good editing, clear examples, and they really cover the gamut. Check out the cover of the Learning Perl, 5th Edition
, and see if you aren’t attracted to the retro look.

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