About Bruce

I’m a developer. I’m interested in many things, but on this blog will be writing primarily about XP, functional programming and leading agile teams. I work at Unruly.

The job of a programmer

The title of my blog is The Job of a Programmer.

“The job of a programmer is to create languages which enable solving problems”

This is a quote which I attribute to Paul Graham. I remember reading it in the preface to Guy Steele’s book Common Lisp The Language which inspired me when I was studying at college. Neither the attribution nor the preface are real (according to the internet); they exist entirely in my mind. It goes to show how malleable human memory is when confronted with powerful ideas well presented.