While talking to a certain fellow at an untold location, I heard a statement that semi-floored me. He mentioned that web programmers don’t really create systems. They do not program and design systems. They merely assemble things. My thought was that he was comparing web developers to a lego model building, direction following individual. This seems to really undercut what some, might I say phenomenal web developers do.
While web developing can at time be mere assembly of modules, often it is developing processes and dealing with some complex logic. I am not attempting to say that we are genius C++ video game programmers, however, I think we deserve some credit. We are not lego-assembling, direction following idiots.
What are your thoughts?