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Adib Hanna
Adib Hanna

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Be kind.

Every now and then you bump into a person on your team who think that code is the only thing that matters. That person will treat other team members like a vending machine, give them a task and expect some result back. They will do their best to make you feel small and stupid because it's too hard for them to see other people succeed.
If you've been one of those people, please remember that you were in the same position a few years back, you had to learn and go through the same process and training to get to where you're at now.
It's not fair to treat others as lesser than you because they haven't had the chance to spend the time that you did practicing your craft.
Writing code is not about the code itself, it's really about the impact that does on people's lives. If you make code the priority, you missed the point. It's not. Developers are people and they deserve to be treated kindly and with respect.
Learn to be an encourager, help people see the gold in them, celebrate their victories and breakthrough, and for God's sake be kind when giving feedback.
Someone once said: "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."
Oh, and stop calling people "resources", they are not, they are people who are working hard to feed their families and live an honorable life. if they have a different color than yours, they're not less than you, if they come from a poorer county, they are not less than you.
Okay, enough ranting.
Please be kind to others, and remember that people are more important than your code.

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