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Discussion on: At what point do you feel part of a developer community?

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𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐝𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐝

But... what makes you part of a community? At what point can you comfortably say: "I am a part of the X community" ?

When you stop being the guy who "becomes offensive and mean towards the C++ community because of the programming language". Not insinuating you do! Just quoting you :)

We're all developers regardless of what language we use. When you can move past that and become impartial to different languages, THEN you become part of a community.

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Damien Cosset Author

Oh, I couldn't agree more with that feeling. But as humans, we form into tribes. And I don't think that will change anytime soon in our profession. And sometimes, with tribes, we become defensive to "protect" our "kind".

But it's interesting to know how and when developers feel like they are a part of a certain tribe.