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leob

Okay, now you're talking:

"anybody performing development work, including training AI modules, that has a material impact on financial statements or other regulated areas of operations"

So, that does not sound like a blanket across-the-board entry exam or license for every developer (if 'developer' can even be clearly defined) - it sounds like specific requirements or certifications for specific industries or roles, so for situations where it matters.

That's different from what you said before, and now we're getting pretty close to agreeing on this, because under those circumstances I could see the merits of licensing or certifications. But, we're then talking about a much more narrowly defined segment of "hard core devs working on mission critical stuff".

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The Sharp Ninja

It's a lot broader than you think. Any dev working on or with access to code that effects financials and/or PII or other regulated data (HIPAA comes to mind) would be included. That means writing a login form at a non profit. That means writing devops scripts at a local bank. The cases where someone wouldn't fall into the realm of needing licensure are slim. Licensed pros coding their field of expertise get covered, but general programming help has to either be narrowly scoped or go take the test.

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leob profile image
leob

No the cases aren't slim, they're the majority ... you're serious that most people now working in development are unqualified to do so and should preferably be ousted and only let back in after passing your "exam"? I think the cure here is much, much worse than the ailment ... unless you happen to be in the business of developing all of these certifications and making big money off of that ...

The issues you're trying to solve are minor and mostly theoretical, the tool to solve them are well, a very big and blunt sledgehammer ... if ever the powers to be would mandate this kind of thing (lord forbid), it would just be a total and utter disaster.

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leob profile image
leob

Yes, everyone should go take the test, because, well ... because you say so. This gets weirder by the minute, I'm so glad that you're not in charge, and that this idea has zero chance of becoming a reality. Get a life, let everyone just do their job without assuming they're incompetent, give us all a break LOL