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Iconic developers 🧐🀠πŸ€ͺ

jmdejager profile image 🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager ・Updated on ・2 min read

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EDIT: If there are three or more good profiles in the comment I will dedicate a new post to them, let's see how many we can create!

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Developers, they come in all shapes and sizes. What do most of them have in common? They don't like to be put in a box. Despite this I'm going to do just that 😜 I'm going to try to capture different developer characteristics by matching them with their own personal icon 😊 I'd really like to know: with what kind of developer can you relate to the most? I'll start by describing 3 types, but please feel free to leave your own "iconic developer" in the comments!


🧐 The know-it-all

This programmer always seems to know the best solution, at least that's their belief.

Habitat

Enjoys being around other programmers to showcase their knowledge. Can mostly be found crawling the web.

Best to ask for

Doing research on new frameworks/tools because gathering knowledge is their power.

Needs works on

Mostly needs to work on getting stuff done. There is a big difference between code in your head and actual code.


🀠 The cowboy

This programmer writes code faster than their shadow. This speed comes with a cost though.

Habitat

Enjoys hackathons and feels comfortable in a team with other cowboys!

Best to ask for

Creating a proof of concepts that needs to be done fast.

Needs works on

Writing code that is less prone to error and easier to maintain. Mostly the code of a cowboy is not something you want the change later on.


πŸ€ͺ The funny one

Making puns all day and leaving Easter eggs left and right in the code. Keeps the team happy!

Habitat

Are at their best in a close team. Likes to add joy to programming!

Best to ask for

Creating a proof of concepts that needs to be done fast.

Needs works on

Being less influenced by the mood of others. Consistency in the code is hard if the mood is off.


There must be more 😎

Please let me know what you can come up with!
To get you started:
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#### Habitat

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Looking forward to your creativity!

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Naseki

Haha, lovely article! The whole thing reminds me of this video: youtube.com/watch?v=ocwnns57cYQ

One thing I have to note is that it's better to replace "he/she" and "him/her" with they/them pronouns. "They" can be used to refer to a single person with no specific gender in mind. :) It also gives the whole thing a bit more inclusivity!

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Syed Faraaz Ahmad

I knew it before I clicked the link. Top tier video

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

Thanks, I was wondering how to make it as inclusive as possible, going to make some changes! 😎

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Oskar Pietrucha • Edited

This is lovely! I'd say that I'm The Funny One in my team πŸ˜‚

I've also came across people with the attitude like:

🚫 Mr Always Disagree

Habitat

Are always sure there's better way of doing this. If you come up with an idea they disagree by default and force their own view on the matter.

Best to ask for

For getting different perspectives on the problem.

Needs works on

Socializing with others and being a more teamworking person maybe?

Have you ever came across people like this?

Best regards!

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Nefomemes

Twitter users be like:

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

I also relate to that one the most although they all have something I can relate to.
Thanks for joining in! You just added the third profile what means there will be a follow up! 😎

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

Is it okay if I'll call it Doctor no? 😊

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Oskar Pietrucha

This name is even better! You should tottaly use it!

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Nefomemes • Edited

😳 The mistakepants

Habitat

In the terminal. Crying because he accidentally ran git reset HEAD while he meant to do git reset HEAD --soft and causing the whole team problems.

Best to ask for

Ruining the Git repository. This guy is worse than the ransomware CDPR faced.

Needs works on

Not ruining the Git repository.

Funfact: It's a methaphor of me accidentally ruining my project by accidentally ruining git reset HEAD without soft option. 😳

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Anner Visser

πŸ€“ The perfectionist

Spends their time making everything perfect, re-usable and beautiful. Sometimes forgets what they were actually supposed to be making.

Habitat

Can be seen staring at the same code file for hours.

Best to ask for

Advice on how to clean up or generalize your code.

Needs works on

Keeping it simple and getting sh*t done.

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

Good one! Thnx for joining in! 😎😊

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Oh boy! This one is really creative! You really are a unicorn, Jasper ! πŸ¦„πŸ˜ I'll have to come back later with some ideas. -ponders- πŸ€”

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author • Edited

Thank you 😊 good idea maybe: πŸ¦„ unicorn developer, habitat: dev.to 🀣

I'll also make some more iconic dev profiles.
Who knows, maybe I'll write the best ones down in a "top 10" post πŸ˜…πŸ˜Š all the input is welcome!

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author • Edited

πŸ¦„ The Unicorn

Do they really exist? It is told that some of them are in possession of the very rare early bird medal πŸ₯‡

Habitat

Rarely seen, some people seem to believe the unicorn developer hides somewhere on dev.to.. who knows

Best to ask for

Whatever, they are awesome all the way

Needs works on

Stage fright, please show yourself unicorn developers!

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Hahahaha, this sounds awfully familiar! 🀣🀣

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author • Edited

Changed the format a little bit, if there are three good profiles in the comments they get a new post! Let's see if we can make it a large list fully community created 😁😎

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Nikola StojakoviΔ‡ • Edited

I wonder how "The funny one" manages to put Easter eggs in this day and age when PRs are peer reviewed. I can't think of a way I would be able to do something like that except by putting it in some obfuscated code in some huge PR with hundreds of changed files. Except if company has more liberal policy on this, in that case I understand that people can put few of them here and there :)

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Andrew Baisden

Great stuff here you got those personalities nailed down.

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