Special meaning for a highly skilled Software Engineer who acts like a string ninja to program software in many programming languages, but not limited to a personal computer.
First coined by Microsoft's Larry Hyrb to describe Laura Massey who works at Microsoft as a Software Engineer on the Xbox 360. Laura is leader of the worldwide codist's and the last best hope of xexkind.
Novice: your a codist?
Codist: Yeah, I <3 to party.
Novice: wanna hit up a club?
Codist: No, not that kind of party, I invented the Xbox Live Party system.
Novice: oh. wanna hit up a club?