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nanl2218223dI agree. And that's because software is moving from craftsmanship to assembly line. When I started I was fascinating about the creative process involved in development, but today I noticed a good developer is the one that fits (like a cog) to a mass production style of delivering software. We have to server millions of users, with high quality and and super fast, so there is no space for individuality.
It's frustrating, indeed.
But we have to adapt and find different ways or situation when this necessity can be fulfilled
I agree with both and I feel like I'm getting a taste of it, I've had some interviews and I'm overqualified or (I feel) seen as too ambitious. I guess I am.
People and specially devs seem eager to conform, in my experience, with comfy salaries, fancy titles, kind words and straight forward chores. In fact I'm doing kind of a social experiment with one of the classes I have in which, by following simple principles, I've climbed to the top of the "cog machine" to allow myself personal growth while keeping everyone else comfortable in their pre-designated position corporation style.
I absolutely dont see this happening. The company i work at is working completely scrum and agile. Sales and finance included.
But our individual growth is at lest as important as the production of new software. And yes the company will get better because of that too.
Personally I recognise none of your points.
hash-table3852222dSort of follows in my rant about how companies are worried more about someone's image than the code they produce.
I don't fit the bill of a "cog" developer. I am a non uniform self taught dev that doesn't fit the "image" these companies are looking for, even though I consistently score tops on their tests and evaluations.
Just something I've noticed in my job search.
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