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Discussion on: Why is the software industry so competitive?

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Frank Puffer

I am not sure if it is really worse than in other jobs, but here's a theory:

It is very hard to measure the productivity of a developer. Still there is evidence that productivity of developers with equal salary can vary widely. I read about typical factors around 4 between members of one team somewhere. This at least does not contradict my own experience. It causes uncertainty which could encourage competition.