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Discussion on: "Computer programmer," is a skill, not a job.

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Basti Ortiz (Some Dood)

Yeah, I'd definitely agree with that one. It requires a lot of technical skill and problem solving to do computer programming. And just like any skill, we hone our craft. We get better at it with time and experience. Calling computer programming a "job" downplays the art and intensive thinking that goes through writing a usable and useful program. What programmers do are often overlooked because others do not know what it takes to write such programs.

To the untrained eye, programming is merely a job with a high demand nowadays; otherwise, programming is a skill that is worthy of respect from peers of the same field.