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Do Developers Have Ego Problems?

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Do Developers Have Ego Problems?

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Have you also experienced how software developers can have big egos?

We should be among the more rational people on this planet. Yet, many of us run around telling others how they are bad developers, how this or that is wrong (even if the claim is scientifically false), and we religiously protect our favorite frameworks, tools, operating systems, etc. I have met several prima donna developers, who were not even that good (see, now I am doing it myself ;-)  ). 

This phenomenon is not limited to Java developers. It's everywhere.

Frankly, it makes me sick. Could we please get some humility back in the software development business? Luckily, this phenomenon seems to occur more commonly with young developers, who tend to overrate their own abilities and contributions. Maybe it is simply ignorance that makes you overrate yourself?

Please share your stories, and your suggestions for solutions (if you have any).



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