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Discussion on: Why is the software industry so competitive?

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Basti Ortiz (Some Dood)

The software industry being competitive is especially intimidating for newcomers with zero experience in the industry (like me). In my case, I'm still doing my studies, but from the things I've seen and read so far, I'm genuinely intimidated by the competition. Seeing all the great developers out there harbors self-doubt in me. I wonder if I will ever be competent enough or if I will even land a job in the first place.

The competition is definitely unhealthy. I study in a school that encourages teamwork and cooperation. To me, competition is unheard of. My school doesn't even have an honor roll system to encourage a cooperative environment (which I am frankly thankful for). I always have a mentality of helping others out without the need of a reward. That's just how I was raised. That's why it's going to be an entirely new environment for me if I enter the industry.