Like most other professions, software engineering comprises a wide range of skills. Yes, you are hired to produce working, quality code, but to assume that is your entire mission at work is a mistake.
Programming as an end by itself, in the context of a business, is nothing special. I’m not trying to bash anyone with a passion for churning out quality code (as am I) but, if a company could make do without programmers while preserving its productivity, it would.
And why blame anyone for this? For managers and staff, developers are expensive, esoteric experts who ...
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