In Pictures: Developer divide, 19 generations of computer programmers

From punch cards to JavaScript, computing history owes everything to those who've programmed the machines

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PHP programmers Many PHP programmers fell into PHP by accident. They were creating HTML, and they needed a bit of dynamic logic. One tag led to another, and they found themselves creating websites and CMSes with the code.

Other language of choice: JavaScript Special skill:Juggling the coding layer and the HTML markup Social media strategy: More than 1,000 friends on Facebook; still logs into MySpace Other career choice: Mortgage broker Clothing: T-shirt depicting logo of pre-bubble startup you've never heard of Rhetorical tic: "Monetize the eyeballs." Car: Aging SUV Song: The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" Favorite artifact: Orange Kozmo moped

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