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Very much needed truth. It appears, on one hand, that some people have had it easy enough getting a job that they proclaim something similar to "being successful is utmost easy, you just need to win the lottery" and, on the other hand, there is a whole lot with the "fake it til you make it" mentality.
I don't understand how people believe on a "10-days bootcamp to get you hired" any more than the "lose weight in 10 days" programs, even though there are "testimonies" of both out there, it just sounds plain wrong.

The best developers I know aren't computer scientist, and certainly have not spent a day without improving after decades of experience. Having so-called devs that do much less for more money is definitely affecting the understanding of being a "developer", which is clearly becoming a buzzword and being overgeneralized from the person that writes a browser add-on to the people that have the Curiosity on Mars taking selfies.

 

The best developers I know aren't computer scientist ...

Indeed (while being a computer scientist is not a shame as well :).

... and certainly have not spent a day without improving after decades of experience.

That is the root issue. For my whole life, I have a scale of my competence, where Donald Knuth, Linus Torvalds, and some others are “1” and my becoming famous washing machine is zero. Having this scale enlightens and helps to realize that there is a holy room to still grow up.

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