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willsmart • Edited

Also: a good developer has internalized that it's not about code.

The root cause of that task on the kanban board is to solve someone's problem, or allow a person to do more than before; even though that one task may seem to be all about coding, the deeper motivation for the task has nothing to do with code. If there was an easy way to achieve the same core thing without code we'd likely do that instead.

When on the clock, we're coding as a way to get to that end, not to play with our toolchains.

It's a kind of eyes-on-the-prize mentality that's an essential part of being a good dev imo.

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Paul Facklam Author

Like that point very much!