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GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? PinmemberGary Huck16-Jan-13 5:30 
GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? Pinmembertpp@nud.net16-Jan-13 4:19 
GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? PinmemberMatt U.16-Jan-13 5:21 
GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? Pinmemberalanevans16-Jan-13 5:22 
GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? PinmemberMatt U.16-Jan-13 5:25 
GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? PinmemberoPhoenixo16-Jan-13 5:34 
GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? PinmemberRafagaX16-Jan-13 5:35 
GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? PinmemberCode Monkey-Man16-Jan-13 9:00 
I’ve been in and out of the lone wolf status over my career. Begin part of a good dev team can really teach you and advance your career. However nothing teaches you like being alone and you career advancement is 100% in your hands. (Well, as much as it can be anyway. Uncertainty is business’ only certainty.)
 
My last streak taught me the value of directly interacting with my users. It’s difficult to describe how precious it is write a system, then look over shoulders & watch how users actual use it. You’ll end up with as many epiphanies as face plants.
 
Whenever somebody comes at me with “this is the way you do it” in programming I tend to immediately distrust it. To that end I also used the lone wolf moments to question commonly held believes/best practices. Are foreign keys good in a db, or a waste of time? What’s better n-tier or client/server, why? What’s up with this MVVM thingie?
 
Also… good programmers are not made in schools, but they are highly educated. Never stop learning. In 2-4 years you’ll probably be doing something new, something you once thought was stupid.
great coders make coding look easy

GeneralRe: "Lone Wolf" Developer and Your Story? PinmemberFlorin Jurcovici16-Jan-13 23:36 
RantDie! Die! Die! PinmemberNagy Vilmos15-Jan-13 2:40 
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GeneralRe: Die! Die! Die! PinmemberChrisElston15-Jan-13 2:47 
GeneralNo thanks, I'll pass PinmemberEnnis Ray Lynch, Jr.15-Jan-13 3:03 
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GeneralAvoiding contempt of court PinmemberChrisElston15-Jan-13 2:40 
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GeneralRe: Avoiding contempt of court PinmemberColin Mullikin15-Jan-13 3:56 
GeneralAnother poor choice of getaway vehicle PinmemberChrisElston15-Jan-13 2:34 
GeneralRe: Another poor choice of getaway vehicle PinmemberNagy Vilmos15-Jan-13 2:42 

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