Am I a Real Developer

Ever wonder if you're a 'real' developer

#3 Product of the DayFebruary 23, 2017

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Mike Coutermarsh
Hunter
@mscccc · Code @ Product Hunt
I love this quiz. One thing that really sets me off. Is the attitude some developers have about other tech or stacks not being as "real" as whatever they use. Personally I think they do this to cover up their own insecurities. Imposter syndrome is a huge problem in our field. Be helpful, be welcoming, everyone is learning/struggling to figure out how to solve problems and keep up. There's no room for putting others down. If another dev makes you feel less. Remember whatever they said is probably more about them than it is about you.
Ethan Thomas@ethan021021 · San Francisco | Web/iOS @BundlerApp |
@mscccc "If another dev makes you feel less. Remember whatever they said is probably more about them than it is about you." This really touched my heart. It's hard sometimes living in tech world San Francisco struggling to keep up with people that think they are better than you just because they are super insecure themselves. Sometimes it really seems like the tech industry here is biased to one specific type of person. This really needs to change because these people love to bring people like me and others down. It's a terrible thought.. Lacking the feeling of belonging. Thanks for making me feel like I belong Mike!
Mike Coutermarsh
Hunter
@mscccc · Code @ Product Hunt
@ethan021021 ❤️
Bruno Lemos@brunolemos · Developer // Node, GraphQL, React Native
@elifitch @mscccc Was this inspired on my website? 🤔 ➡️ http://amiarealdev.com https://github.com/brunolemos/Am...
Saadoun Alerris@sadon92 · Software Engineer
It's embarrassing the amount of time I've spent playing with the confetti.
Vincent Rijnbeek@rijnbeek · Developer/Founder Popularr.com
I've finally found the confirmation I needed in life .. ^.^
Donte Ledbetter@donte_ll · Marketing Manager at Stash
This is cool. Overall, I think the dev community should welcome other developers, especially newbies learning how to code (like me). No need to lambast people for not being as good.
Ryley Herrington@ryleyherrington · Lead iOS Developer
Even after this validation I feel like an imposter. This should just be called "Imposter's syndrome quiz" haha.
Mike Coutermarsh
Hunter
@mscccc · Code @ Product Hunt
@ryleyherrington ❤️