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QUIZ: What type of developer are you?

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
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Determined, efficient enough or YOLO? What characterizes you as a developer? Here is a short yet fun quiz to help you find out.

Recently, I came across a bunch of articles with topics like “what makes you a good developer”, “are you suited to become a developer”, “best characteristics for a developer to have” etc.

And then it hit me:  why not make an *absolutely scientific and not random at all* quiz to determine the different types of programmers living among us?Answer the following questions *truthfully*, keep a track of your responses and find out the absolute truth about yourself!

How much do you value sleep?

a) I cannot function with less than 10 hours of sleep
b) 7 to 8 hours is totally acceptable
c) Up to 6 hours is fine
d) Sleep is for the weak

How much do you value your personal time?

a) My personal time is precious, do not dare touch it
b) There are a couple of things that I refuse to give up
c) There are a couple of things that I’d rather not give up but I will if I have to
d) What is this?

How well can you tolerate pain?

a) Pain? Why pain? Oh God no!
b) Everybody hurts sometimes
c) It doesn’t bother me until it does
d) I have no idea what you’re talking about

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What does it take to get you frustrated?

a) Are you talking to me? HUH?
b) Just let me be
c) Now now, let’s just talk about this
d) Huh? You said something?

How well do you handle criticism?

a) So, you’re saying I’m wrong? I shall have your head
b) I am pretty sure I have the better idea but shoot
c) There is merit to both our approaches
d) Whatever man, as long as it works

How much attention do you pay to details?

a) Oh well, at least it works
b) Seems fine. If it fails I’ll take a closer look
c) Seems fine but I’d better fix this small thing. It may cause trouble later
d) I have to polish it and make it pretty. I SAID NO, IT’S NOT READY YET!

What motivated you to become a developer?

a) Money, money, money… (Always sunny in the rich man’s world… lalala)
b) It seems… challenging. Plus, I can make good money
c) I want to shape the future and maybe I’ll manage to get well paid
d) What do you mean? What else could I become? Code is love, code is life.

The results

So, what type of developer are you?

Mostly replied with a) – You are the impersonation of YOLO when it comes to programming. You don’t particularly care about the code you write or if it even works. You are here for the sweet money and you wouldn’t give up your personal engagements or sleep time for anything in the world. Do you even like coding one bit? Maybe consider a career shift? Just saying…

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Mostly replied with b) – You are the acceptable type of programmer. You don’t have significantly in-depth knowledge but you don’t particularly care either. You just want to do your job in a decent manner and earn some decent money. You won’t cause trouble to anyone but you won’t rush out your comfort zone to help anyone either. All in all, you are efficient enough.

Mostly replied with c) – You are the embodiment of decency and efficiency! You are a natural diplomat, you love what you do and you strive for the best result possible. You care about the code you write and its implications and you clean after your mess. You take criticism into account and you know how to be constructive with it. Generally, one could say that you are the most lovable type of developer.

Mostly replied with d) – I have nothing to say to you. You are one with the code. You *are* the code!

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou was the editor for Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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