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re: Tell us what your top unpopular tech opinion is 😈 VIEW POST

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Most unpopular opinion: Memorizing a book of algorithm solutions doesn't make you a better candidate for a software development position, or deserving of more money.

 

THIS! I actually just shut down a tech test for an agency yesterday because of this. It was crazy, abstract CS algorithm tests that, yes, may have some relevance somewhere along the line. However, I can tell you this: I have been a developer for over 15 years and 90% of your time is spent sighing and wishing that the requirements were fleshed out more before we started building things...

 

"sighing and wishing that the requirements were fleshed out more before we started building things..." -- echoes the story of my life...

memories

 

I don't think this is all that unpopular. For one thing, it's verifiably true. For another, I think most young coders would appreciate knowing this before trying to memorize said book of algorithms! :P

 

Most UN-unpopular opinion then! 😁

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