Brogramming, the act of programming carried out by a bro, seems to be a rising trend. Programmers are mixing their love of developing with aspects of ‘bro’ culture all over the Hub. For example, if you search for ‘brogramming’ on Twitter, you’ll notice a slew of Boston folk.
But what specifically makes one a brogrammer? To find out, check out the 10 commandments of brogramming:
1. Brogrammers focus on the hippest possible web development technologies: Ruby on Rails, Scala, Node.js, SASS, HAML and CSS3 are all acceptable.
2. Exercise: Usually in the form of running or pull-ups. The latter is usually done between bouts of coding, as Boundless Learning shows us here:
3. Caffeine: Lots of it, all day.
4. “I don’t often test my code, but when I do it I prefer to do it in production:” Cowboy up and ship code to the live site.
5. Dubstep: an absolute must. Nothing puts you in the dev zone quite like a little Skrillex.
6. Continuous deployment: pushing code on every single commit.
7. Shirts optional: (more here)
8. Standing desks: you think you can reach full bro-tential by sitting down? Get out of here.
9. Steak & Eggs: every good brogrammer starts his or her day off with a little brotein.
10. Beer o’clock is any time after noon: However, if an all-nighter is pulled, Beer o’clock is whenever.
There are a handful of other elements that make up a brogrammer (sick shades, actually using Hackathon projects), but if you follow the above 10 commandments, you’ll be brogramming in no time.