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News10 Reasons Why You’re Failing to Realize Your Potential as a Developer Pin
Terrence Dorsey7-Feb-13 10:32
staffTerrence Dorsey7-Feb-13 10:32 
GeneralRe: 10 Reasons Why You’re Failing to Realize Your Potential as a Developer Pin
Matthew Faithfull7-Feb-13 15:30
memberMatthew Faithfull7-Feb-13 15:30 
He makes good points but perhaps misses the deaper reason for the 'lack of confidence' he often sites as being behind failures. All too often this is due to developers who can use the tools but don't really have a deep understanding of how they work. They panic when given a blank sheet of paper because they've never been asked or asked themselves the question. "What if I really had to start from scratch?" and then gone away and worked out the answers. This is not about taking the customer point of view or understanding that it's business problems that we're solving it's quite the reverse it's about caring about code for the sake of code. First wanting to do it right and to have full insight into what's happening from the registers upwards so that you can make sure it's done right, own it completely and understand it completely. If developers never get to do this why is it a surprise that they lack confidence and rely on habituated ways of doing things. Most have spent their entire carrers being told not to look under the hood, just fix the surface problem and get it shipped, because people who don't understand software will never grasp that that is not where the long term interest of the business lies.
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)

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