When are you REALLY a programmer?
I've been studying C off and on for about a month. I've got a pretty good grasp on things like functions, structs, and I'm working on file I/O and pointers again. My question is, when do you know enough to call yourself a programmer?
The book I'm using is "C Programming for the Absolute Beginner" and its chapters cover as follows.
1. C Fundementals
2. Beginning Data Types
4. Looping Structures
5. Structured Programming
9. Advanced Structures and Data Types
10. Dynamic Memory Allocation
11. File Access
12. The C Preprocessor
While I know there is tons more to the C Language than what is covered in this book, I feel its a good start. So, after I get a good grasp on these beginning ideas, what should I focus on next? Whats going to make me the most useful as a programmer? Whats the next logical step in my education?
Thanks in advance for your help,