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Are developers commodities or Rockstars?

Daniele Fontani
・1 min read

The developer market has increased in the past years. Many Businessmen treat them as commodities but pay them like rockstars.

What is the deal?

Is that market sustainable in the long term?

I heard many businessmen told me: “Software? Just tools. Developers? Just a commodity”. At the same time, most companies pay developers like rockstars. What is the truth?

In this article, I will explain and comment with data on the evolution of the developers’ job market.

After 15 years of experience in the IT field, initially as a developer and then as a manager, I will try to tell both sides of the story.

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