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12. Most of the time, a lawyer's job is to say no, but a coder's is to find out how.
11. Coders can go to work in t-shirts & jeans.
10. Coders get to create stuff everyday, not tear stuff down.
9. Coders learn every day how to write more powerful code.
8. There are never enough coders, but there are always too many lawyers.
7. Lawyers win arguments by getting on our nerves; coders win by building the prototype.
6. Programming books are expensive, but legal books are grand larceny.
5. Coders have an essentially cooperative profession.  We are always helping each other out, with our blogs, and code camps, and on the job...   Lawyers are essentially, well lawyers.
4. Coder's tools and clients become more powerful and cheaper every year a la Moore's Law.
3. Lawyers had to pay for and survive three years of law school.
2. As coders we take compilers and applications apart - not people.
1. As a coder you will never be asked to defend a guilty client or seek the death penalty for an innocent accused.

Posted on Sunday, December 2, 2007 10:43 PM Personal , Politics | Back to top


Comments on this post: Top 12 Reasons Why Coding is Better Than Lawyering

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And, unfortunately, the number 1 reason why a being a lawyer is better than being a developer:

One word, "Rolls-Royce".

Face it, how many of us can truly afford one of those :-)

All joking aside, I wouldn't trade my profession for anything else.
Left by Jason Whitehorn on Dec 02, 2007 10:55 PM

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True, they make lots of money. And how much is your soul worth?

I appreciate your comment, and hope you like the mix of posts on the blog. I have checked out yours and have found it useful.

Jon
Left by Jon on Dec 02, 2007 11:13 PM

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If you get the right job your bound to make a lot of money. Some jobs i have been looking at offer 120K packages. Of course a lawyer can possibly earn more but thats still quite a lot.
Left by Paul on Dec 03, 2007 6:17 AM

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Came across this list, love it. I've been a developer for a few years now, and love every minute of my job!
Left by Orlando Attorneys on Oct 19, 2011 12:27 PM

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