Comments on 2021-06-16 Programming for Money

Related: The Mediocre Programmer, by Craig Maloney. I mentioned it a while back: 2020-05-25 The Mediocre Programmer.

– Alex 2021-06-16 07:51 UTC


Some comments by Jeremy Friesen on this blog post, Amplifying the Blogosphere.


I enjoyed reading this.

what makes a good programmer?

I have no idea.

Does it even matter?

– Alok 2021-07-10 08:10 UTC


Haha, yeah, I guess it matters if in your heart of hearts you doubt that you’re fit for the job. This self doubt, this acceptance that maybe there are superstar programmers out there and you’re not one of them, this is something many people struggle with, e.g. Craig’s book in a way is about dealing with this, I think.

At the same time, it’s also something that benefits bosses and owners: it keeps programmers small and their it keeps their salaries under control. Which is why we must dismantle the argument. As you say: who cares? It might not matter as long as jobs get done.

– Alex 2021-07-10 08:57 UTC


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