A (Moral) Code for Programmers

November 16th, 2014

At the pace technology is disrupting the social status quo, the responsibility of technologists is becoming a major issue. “We rule the world.” begins the founder of agile programmingRobert C. Martin (aka Uncle Bob) in The Obligation of the Programmer. Recognizing that “in our society, virtually nothing happens without the involvement of some kind of computer program.”, Martin discusses the power of programmers as a whole and proposes a code of ethics inspired by the Order of Engineers and the Hippocratic Oath.