So I am doing a study in my B.A. degree in psychology, and it seems many societies coin computer programmers, or any person who works with computers to be "smart" as opposed to those in more common job/work fields.
I'd like to know this from the programmer's perspective(i.e. Do YOU think you're smart just because you program).
I realize that just labeling one person as "intelligent" from one skill alone is a bad idea, but I'd like some insight here.
Does being a computer programmer, in your opinion, put you up there above the average population of people?
If so, why or why not, and for what reasons specifically? Thanks.
I have to BE smart to actually program.
I'm the smartest one in my grade, and the ONLY one who can program stuff.
My first experience with Basic (on an Apple II GS) happened around the age of 7 or 8, and I was likely the only person in my gradeschool who knew how to program anything. There were smarter kids in my school -- I was the only one interested in programming anything.
So, while you're patting yourself on the back about your perceived superiority, perhaps you might consider that not everyone your age shares your interest, and that soon enough you'll learn you aren't as smart as you think you are -- as we all do.
Again, not really. With tutorials and programs like Dev-C++ or Code::Blocks that remove the user from the compilation process and lowering it to a matter of hitting a button all you need is a good memory. Google for what you are wanting to do and memorize the steps or put the code in a module and put it aside for later projects to tweak it.
There's a little more to programming than compiling... Not to mention there isn't a tutorial out there for everything. And like most people say, the actual act of programming isn't what's hard. It's the planning and making it all work together without issues.