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Iconic developers | part 2 πŸ€“πŸ¦„πŸš«

jmdejager profile image 🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager ・1 min read

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Three more developer types! Thnx
@annervisser and @keyboardsamurai
Please keep it going and make it even longer! 😁

Leave your iconic developer type in the comments!

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πŸ€“ The perfectionist

Spends their time making everything perfect, re-usable and beautiful. Sometimes forgets what they were actually supposed to be making.

Habitat

Can be seen staring at the same code file for hours. Usually has a perfect development environment with all the best tools.

Best to ask for

Advice on how to clean up or generalize your code. Can also help you get the best development setup available.

Needs works on

Keeping it simple and getting sh*t done.


πŸ¦„ The Unicorn

Do they really exist? It is told that some of them are in possession of the very rare early bird medal πŸ₯‡

Habitat

Rarely seen, some people seem to believe the unicorn developer hides somewhere on dev.to.. who knows

Best to ask for

Whatever, they are awesome all the way

Needs works on

Stage fright, please show yourself unicorn developers!


🚫 Doctor no

Doctor no, not the villain you'd expect.. They sometimes seem evil but really, they have a good heart! Are always sure there's a better way of doing things. If you come up with an idea they disagree by default and force their own view on the matter.

Habitat

Behind the computer searching for counter arguments.

Best to ask for

For getting different perspectives on the problem or if you need a good NO!

Needs works on

Listening to others and try to collaborate.

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Shaquil Maria

πŸŽ… The tools Santa

Do you have a problem you don't know how to solve? They have a tool for you.

Habitat

Your everyday office, forums, anywhere really. If you have a question, they are there to answer with a tool (a new software, library, etc).

Best to ask for

An over-engineered solution to a problem. They have experience with a whole lot of tools.

Needs works on

Tone it down a bit. Not everything needs to be solved with a new tool.

My contribution to the Iconic devsπŸ˜…

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Amelia Vieira Rosado • Edited

Their toolbox must be heavy! πŸ€”πŸ˜… Maybe they have a reindeer carry it for them?

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Shaquil Maria

A container called Rudolph maybe??πŸ˜…

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

LOOOOOL 🀣

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

It always has to be present πŸ™„

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

Nice one! Thanks for joining in 😊

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Think I'll add one more... (I don't have their full profile though πŸ˜…)

The Client's Butler πŸ€‘

That person in the team, (sometimes a team lead) who's motto is: "The client is KING!". They tend to be very client-centric and say NO to whatever brings no value to the client. All else be damned, including the developer experience. 😒

Sounds familiar? Fill in the gaps! 😁

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

🀣 I think most people know one of those

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

DEVinitely! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ They haunt me in my dreams 😒

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Amelia Vieira Rosado • Edited

I'm late to the party, but here we go! 🀣

The Bug Buster 😎

Name says it all: that person on the team that is a master in bug squashing. No pesticides needed: their eyes are enough. No bug is safe from them!

Habitat

They live inside IDE's and have static code analysis for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Code quality is their utmost priority!

Best to ask for

Advice on how to exterminate bugs. They can sniff them from miles away! πŸ‘ƒπŸ»

Needs works on

Working on actual features! Squashing bugs is important, but we've got a product to ship! πŸ“¦These features won't take care of themselves!

P.S. : Dr. NO 🚫 sounds waaay too familiar! Think I might have one on the team! 🀣

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Spurwing

How about those "I know it all" people, who actually don't know it all :D

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Spurwing

In addition, the "I tried it before, it won't work" people who fall in the same basket.

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

and the WOMM programmer (Works On My Machine)

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Shaquil Maria

WOMM programmer

This!!πŸ˜‚

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Spurwing

Yeah haha :D
It's actually an okay reply, as long as that person is willing to figure out & help solve the issue.

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

This one is a winner πŸ˜…πŸ˜Š