Top 5 Developer Jokes Explained … Because We Don’t Get Them Either

A sense of humor is one of the most important human qualities and that it is not only good for your health physically and emotionally, but it also reinforces your relationships with your family, friends, and coworkers.

It isn’t easy being a developer. They code all day, debug all night and go through thousands of code lines trying to clear up all possible messes before going live with their products. Sometimes, it takes a fellow programmer to understand the hardships of another programmer.  They can be a bit cagey, and most are quite opinionated in their own sort of way. But when a developer says something, it more often than not, it means something entirely different from their perspective. The same can be said of their jokes.

Ahhhh…programmer humor! Hilarious to coders and completely baffling to the rest of us.

We interrogated some of our developers to get a better understanding of the best jokes that showcase a developer’s sense of humor. Don’t worry if you don’t get all of them — we have you covered. Even some of our developers got in the fun as you can see above. Without further ado, here are the Top 5 developers jokes that will help you fit in with your team of developers.

1. There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don’t.

This is a binary joke; binary being a base-2 system. Since it is a base-2 system, it has only 2 digits, 0 and 1. If we convert binary 10 to decimal, we get: 1 * 21 + 0 * 20 = 1 * 2 + 0 = 2. So, the joke means “There are two types of people. Those who understand binary and those who don’t.” If you don’t (Read more...)

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