in reply to What kind of programmer are you?

I am a web-application developer and I look at the programming activity as a profession. In your classification I would fit the realists section. If we decide to use the words scientists, mad scientists for programming, these definitions become very bloated. I think these concepts can hardly be used here. Since what we are dealing here is technologies. Programming practices can hardly expand our knowledge about the world. I view programming as a profession, or craft, hardly a science. Although I accept that my view will can objected.