> "A developer should primarily care about producing value, not code.…" https://thevaluable.dev/page/principles/
That page contains a lot of individual sentences that I cannot disagree with, exactly.
It nevertheless has a sort of MBA-esque vibe that creeps me out.
IMO, software developers are craftspeople and should ideally care deeply about their craft for its own sake. Yes, creating something that helps others is great, but someone who is *just* focused on that still gives me pause.
@codesections I get a lot of that from that blog. It feels a little corporate-focused, but generally has great advice!
@alcinnz @codesections I'm fairly jaded also, having been in several orgs that from the BODs down through the CEO to me consistently made it clear that anything that didn't generate revenue was not important. If you're an exec, you have to walk out of the room agreeing with that or you have to quit.
If Zoom (for eg) isn't ultimately punished for its lack of security, it'll just signal to corporate boards everywhere that deferring security is normal and won't hurt your future success.
The sheer prominance of surveillance advertising, DRM, and "streaming" really speaks to businesses being more keen to make a profit than doing any real innovation or good.
Yeah. Well, in the private sector anyway, after I was approaching 2 decades of time ... I've been in the room enough to know what goes on.
There comes a point when you've seen enough that it's time to decide whether you want to play along (and *maybe* take a conscientious stand against it when you're hypothetically a billionaire) ... or say, fuck the money -- I'm going to risk poverty and quit and not be part of that problem.
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