by shigemk2


97 Things Every Programmer Should Know 67 The Professional Programmer

WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMER? The single most important trait of a professional programmer is personal responsibility. Professional programmers take responsibility for their career, their estimates, their schedule commitments, their mistakes, and their workmanship. A professional programmer does not pass that responsibility off on others.

If you are a professional, then you are responsible for your own career. You are responsible for reading and learning.