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honey the codewitch3-Jul-20 10:15
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megaadam3-Jul-20 11:29
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What an interesting question, and interesting answers as well! I have been in and out and in and half out and back since 1983. Yes, I think there has been a some shift as you describe yes, but I doubt that engineering is the only place on Earth where this has changed since 1980. And methinx, it is partly due to a maturity of the industry...

Oh yes "maturity" what a bleedin' boring word! Yeah it is boring but I do believe that "we" have become more efficient through teamwork and that the value of a team has increased...

...And I do not find the shift lamentable at all. If I would hire I would not mind a some degree of eccentricity, a wide mix of personalities makes life fun! But what is eccentric? Refusing to use source control? Refusing to write comments? Ignoring "silly" questions from less brilliant team members? I dunno. Just one example: Adhering to certain principles, such as meticulously consistent code formatting might seem pointless, even offensive, to some "free spirits". But the code lives many years past "some" leave the ship, and inconsistent formatting and naming, in a large and old codebase does increase the pain even of just reading it, and changing it much more so. I have come to a point where I value such meticulous "boring conformism".

I know this is not exactly what you asked, but you pushed an invisible button of mine, and I did answer on the first line.

"If we don't change direction, we'll end up where we're going"

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