re: How do you define professional developer VIEW POST


I found this Uncle Bob's talk to be enlightening on the matter.

Using professions with defined and verified competence checks and enforcement - doctors and lawyers - as reference is helpful.

What makes one a professional there? What work ethic is expected?

  • Education, knowledge to practice the craft with skill, autonomously.
  • Being present, responsible, helpful, impactful.
  • Keeping up with industry news
  • Knowing when and how to say NO
  • Making judgements that are best now, tomorrow, in a month, given the situation
  • ...
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