Respect Among Software Developers

24 Jun 2012. comments

Software Developers are really smart people. That’s all well and good but unfortunately there are a subset of software developers who have a bit too much pride in their abilities and compete with others as a way to convince themselves that they are smarter.

It’s too easy to view someone else’s code as being of poor quality, and convince yourself that you’d know better. It’s a lot harder to understand what circumstances caused the code to be in the condition that it’s in. It’s a lot harder to recognize intelligence in others.

One gifted ‘hero’ programmer is not as important as having an entire team of developers who can work together cohesively with respect.


Tagged: soft skills

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