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Gary Huck16-Jan-13 5:30
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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

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