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re: Is it a good idea to leave your "digital fingerprint" in a company's project? VIEW POST

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I think this would be a very bad idea. When you work for a company, they own the code you write. If I were a company, I'd be upset to learn that programmers were writing and shipping hidden lines of code which contained their name. It comes off as vain and dishonest. It's also completely unnecessary. When you tell a potential employer "I worked on this project" they should take you at your word! If they don't believe you, it probably means they don't trust you, and telling them that you added hidden lines of code to a former employers code base is not going to help that situation. Like you said, let your resume and recommendations do the talking!

 

Thank you for your fast response. You have a very good point. Interestingly enough, that's what I'm always doing as a developer, but I was wondering if it's worth it to add a personal touch somewhere at some point.

 

When you tell a potential employer "I worked on this project" they should take you at your word!

More importantly, you should give them the phone number of your former employer so they can verify it with them.

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