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Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006, 05:44 pm
Code Monkey - Jonathan Coulton

code monkey: n

1. A person only capable of grinding out code, but unable to perform the higher-primate tasks of software architecture, analysis, and design. Mildly insulting. Often applied to the most junior people on a programming team.

2. Anyone who writes code for a living; a programmer.

3. A self-deprecating way of denying responsibility for a management decision, or of complaining about having to live with such decisions. As in “Don't ask me why we need to write a compiler in COBOL, I'm just a code monkey.”

From The Jargon File http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/C/code-monkey.html

Good material for a catchy pop tune? Perhaps. Jonathan Coulton seemed to think so. Here is the mp3

http://www.jonathancoulton.com/2006/04/14/thing-a-week-29-code-monkey/

and a pair of mirrors if it is busy (it was Slashdotted yesterday)

http://thomastuttle.mooo.com:8080/~tom/Code%20Monkey.mp3

http://data.coolnicks.co.uk/Code%20Monkey.mp3