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    Types of php coders?

    Hi i have often wondered if there are actually names for different kinds of php coders or is it all or nothing. What i mean is that with the different segments of coding there are certainly people that are proficient in one thing but not another much like the medical field.

    For example in overall coding/programming, someone might be great at html and basic php, but not at javascript.

    In the same sense in just the php field alone, someone might be good at straight forward php but not good at php when it comes to template engines, defining and using all the template vars in the tpl file itself.

    So has template engine php become a specialty?

    If so what are some of the other specialties in the php field? Class specialists maybe?

    If you just know basic php and can code a script without the template engine are you still a full fledge php coder or half of one?

    I guess my main question is, is it all or nothing, or are their php specialty fields developing?

    I certainly consider myself a programmer but i dont know all the facets of php, or any other language for that matter, does anyone really lol...

    Are we going to start seeing titles in signature footers or business cards in the future much like doctors do,

    for example maybe

    PHP-GC (general coder)
    PHP-TPL (template coder)
    PHP-CS (class specialist)
    PHP-MC (master coder)
    and just to be funny here
    PHP-HF (headers and footers) like ear nose and throat lol
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    Unless you're qualified, then no! Even then the qualifications (afaik) don't relate to a particular language - they just prove you understand the theory and have had a bit of hands on experience.

    Thats my take on it anyway.
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    Do i pass if i figure out what (afaik) means lmao...

    Believe it or not either i have not seen that before or i have not seen it enough know what it was. I sat here thinking it was some kind of php license authority or certification authority for a moment then it hit me, oh ok now i got it... i know what that says now..

    What would have been funnier is if i tried to google afaik php certification LMAO

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    AFAIK = As far as I know
    I'm with Tango here. Expertise or proficiency would be how I may classify it. You are a PHP developer with expertise or proficiency with Joomla CMS for example. That would tell me you know and have experience coding joomla extensions. I would classify myself as a PHP developer with an expertise in OO implementation. I don't develop in Joomla or any CMS, but that doesn't make me incapable of doing so.
    The only real classification to a language is your experience in using it (for which I will take from the book of Skyrim ): Novice, Apprentice, Adept, Expert, Master. I would classify myself as an Expert PHP Programmer due to my understanding of the language.

    . . .I'd love to see a resume that says Adept PHP Programmer. Lol.
    If you are Zend Certified, you are simply a ZCE (Zend Certified Engineer). I don't have my ZCE, but from what I can tell of the exam, you can become certified with an 'Adept' skill level.
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    Been gone for a few months, and haven't programmed in that long of a time. Meh, I'll wing it ;)

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    lol Fou-Lu thats why my Resume says:

    Many years of experience in all areas of php development.

    Qualifications:

    Expert by proxy via Tangoforce and Fou-Lu



    you both can argue who gets top billing lol...

    you both are awesome by the way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by durangod View Post
    Do i pass if i figure out what (afaik) means lmao...

    Believe it or not either i have not seen that before or i have not seen it enough know what it was.
    GOOOOOOGGLLLLLLLEEEEE

    Quote Originally Posted by Fou-Lu View Post
    I would classify myself as a PHP developer with an expertise in OO implementation.
    The institute of Tango Technological Developments hereby grants you status of "Ultimate Supereme Master Coder"

    Quote Originally Posted by durangod View Post
    Expert by proxy via Tangoforce and Fou-Lu

    you both are awesome by the way..
    Eh leave me out of it! I'd be lucky if I could be considered a Novice
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