The Ideal Programmer

I forgot the exact source of this paper. I believe it’s used at UCLA, to impress junior students.

What an ideal programmer should be/do/have done:
(1) Read a manual
(2) Written a program from scratch on your own
(3) Written an application used by more than 10
people
(4) Written application code that was used (is being
used) for 3 consecutive years
(5) Documented your code
(6) Published your documentation (for posterity)
(7) Written code and shared it with another
organization
(8) Use consistent naming conventions within your
code
(9) Use a database
(10) Use source control (any form of history of
previous versions of code)
(11) Have separate development and production
environments
(12) Have separate development, test, and production
environments
(13) Have done a security analysis of your application
and environment
(14) Designed and tested a disaster recovery plan for
your application

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