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I spent 7 years as the lone C++/Win32 coder in a Linux/Java shop and although I felt ghettoized and neglected, I really liked being architect, tester and coder all at once. If only I'd got some of the credit...

Next I was a lone C++ developer in an industial setup with a firmware developer and a couple of hardware designers. I loved that job but in the end I yearned to not be the only person who knew how to fix thousands of lines of mission critical code and fantasized about having someone to ask for help sometimes...

In a fit of curiosity I got a job writing PHP in an ebusiness agile shop. If they hadn't fired me I'd have left, but I did learn to recognize and now avoid 15 minute microtickets, hourly instant message 'standups', weekly performance reviews, video displays with live productivity graphs and remote controlled usb powered nerf canons.

I now work in a small team with responsibility for a key component in a lrge infrastructure project. We collaborate or not depending on what works at the minute. Some of our tickets take 30 seconds, some take 4 months. We don't have standups, we have beer. We're not agile, we're subtile.

I like it. The best of both worlds. Enough rope to hang myself and colleagues to blame mistakes on.
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