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What we call programmers - because labels make us happy!
Language Title Philosophy / Manifesto
Programmers 🧙
Brogrammatic Ninja-throwing Rockstar Badassian Wizards The 12-Factor App
Agile Manifesto (the real one)
12 Principles of Agile Software
- - -
AngularJS Angularians -
(Angular) - -
C (?) Embedded Software Engineer (?) "Patterns in C"
Clojure Clojurist "Clojure Rationale"
Cocoa ☕️ Cocoa Heads -
Dart 🎯 Dartisans -
EmberJS Emberinos -
Emacs Emacsian -
Go 🐹 Gophers "Go Proverbs" (talk)
Java ☕️ (?) Java Developers...
(the billboards in Utah always say ninja or rock star)
🕸 or ☕️📃
JavaScriptifarians Crockford on JavaScript
Lisp Lispers -
Node ⬡ Noders,Nodesters -
Perl Perlers, Perl Monks -
PHP (?) PHP-heads, PHPsters -
Python 🐍 pythonistas "The Zen of Python" (PEP20)
React ?
(bootcamp grads?)
Thinking in React
React Design Principles
React Hooks
Ruby 💎 rubyists "Matz is nice so we are nice."
The Rails Doctrine
Rust 🦀 Rustaceans
Scala (?) Scalars
(Java Developers who have seen the light)
"Scala Rationale"
Zig 🦎 Ziguanas "Zen of Zig"
  • TODO add Style Guides
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mkb218 commented Feb 27, 2014

'noders' is a demonym for members of Everything2
'badasses' suffices, although that's clearly a joke line.

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No Perlers?

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Dart developers are "Dartisans"

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RickyS commented Feb 28, 2014

There are also "Perl monks", and "Lispers".

I've heard of device coders referred to as "Bit bangers", and AI types as "Symbol pushers".

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baco commented Dec 1, 2017

What are C programmers called?

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uxcode1 commented Oct 16, 2018

What are C programmers called?


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  • Clojure -> Clojurist
  • Emacs -> Emacsian

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Help Wanted:
I've also added a column for the core language principles / philosophy / manifesto.

Things like "Zen of Python", "Go Proverbs". Would love some comments with links to canonical talks or blog posts from leaders in the language and what they call their manifesto.

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You're missing "Brainfucker".

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reasonably certain that the demonym for C programmers is "embedded software engineer"

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@Legend-of-iPhoenix ... you're not wrong.

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Language Title Philosophy / Manifesto
TypeScript Typer

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khorn commented Nov 10, 2021

FYI, Python users are also sometimes known as "pythoneers".

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