I chose Other - not because I cannot find similarities in all of the things listed. Oh how I do indeed.
But I would offer simply is that I believe that programming is most like Writing.
Ultimately is it simply an abstract way to express yourself.
There are many formats, from ad writers to columnists to short stories to novels, etc..
There are many styles.
There are many languages.
And if you want to compare popular fiction writers as Metaphors for programming styles then you can say interesting things about J.R.R. Tolkien and Philology for example...
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