Java Programmers are the Erotic Furries of Programming

Inspired by the Brunching Shuttlecocks’ Geek Hierarchy and Penguin Pete’s How to totally fake being a geek, I thought the hierarchy of programmers needed documenting.

Programmer Hierarchy

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Update:
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  2. John Coppola Says:

    It is also a reflection of progression (or more accurately, regression) of a typical programmers career path…

    eg: most oldie assembler programmers moved down to C, their first ‘high level’ language, then C++ and finally C# (though a few led debauched lives and went straight to he… err… I mean Java)

    and those that went to C#, were happy because they didnt have to go the much loathed (to C/C++ programmers at least) VB.

    Finally, if I were refactoring this hierarchy… I would move heaven and earth to put VB at the same level as HTML - sorry!

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    Shell scripting, awk, tcl/tk .. :P and Powershell should’ve come somewhere in the list - maybe in the next version..

  5. Stu Says:

    I think really java would go between C++ and C#… has it really fallen this far, or is “the hierachy” different for different people ?

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