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Elyz703447dSame my dude. I don't see myself becoming a stellar developer, I'm not even that interested in it. To me it's just a job, not my passion. And that's okay. Or so I tell myself, and hope I won't be replaced by "motivated" people who are willing to work 90 hours a week because they find it fun. Oh well.
NoMad711447dCheers man. You can be the role model. Those who fly higher have bigger issues, which are better not seen by naked eye so yeah, you do the favor and be that role model.
Plus, you're not full of yourself which is good.
(what I'm saying is, you're the role model because we don't have better ones)
Voxera810147dI would say you have more experience than you give your self credit for.
I’d rather trust someone that question their own knowledge than someone who think they know it all.
The first one is probably closer to the truth ;)
And working support in my experience gives you a lot of other experiences that you do have use for, just not always for the coding but the thinking around it.
And also, Imposter Syndrome is a thing that is both quite common and, unless to severe, better than the alternative.
Nothing screams bad code and security problems as a developer that is to sure if their abilities ;)
So, as long as others believe in you, appreciate their opinion they most likely see something you are missing, a good developer is their own worst critic.
Even if you feel you have problems building things, just being able to ask the right questions can save the others massive amounts of time.
And code review comments is good, I tend to be more scared when I get none since I assume its because they also failed to spot the mistakes :D
RememberMe1368347dOthers have touched on imposter syndrome and all that, I'll just say that "managed to get out of poverty and build a decent life for myself" is pretty commendable.
Role models don't have to be in terms of literally everything, another person could very validly see you as a role model but get out of poverty in a different way using a completely different profession, for example. The fact that you feel you're stagnating or inexperienced doesn't make the achievements you do have any smaller or less worthy of mention.
I think developing from scrarch is easier than properly integrating a feature into an alien system so I wouldn't glorify that aspect too much.
rutee071425246dYou're all so kind and supportive of this fucker. Thank you.
AlmondSauce978144d"...because I managed to get out of poverty and build a decent life for myself"
Dude, stop right there. That's an accomplishment in itself more than most ever achieve. Heck, just take a look at your rants around how some others in poverty in your local area behave and then compare it to your situation.
But beyond that - nothing you've listed there makes you unworthy of a senior title. Coding stuff from scratch is arguably *easier* than just maintaining bits here and there too - it's certainly no less of a dev position. Likewise for learning new stuff - just learn it as you go and as necessary. Despite what some preach, there's no reason to skill yourself up on everything just because it's the latest fad - if it's required for your work, then use work time to do it, otherwise make a note of its existence and move on.
The trademarks of a "bad dev" are those who get a reputation for not doing anything and can't last more than 6 months in any job. That doesn't sound remotely like you.
Unrelated. I just find it funny that I bought this and it costs 69 each and I got the number 69 for order waiting. I haven't been active much recently but this is important!
@M1sf3t It did say "eat". I guess I'll be eating ass. Gonna be a good day.