The Programming Profession

The skills & qualities you need to make it

If you’re reading this then I assume it is because you are or indeed aspire to being a professional programmer. I wanted in this paper to write about the sort of skills and qualities you have or indeed need to succeed. But before I begin I should confess that I know enough about the subject to know I am right, but not so much to know I may be wrong; a great quote I just wanted to include as a disclaimer, please read on.

Let’s start with the basics, really basics.