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You’re 100% right. Developers are worth more than their commit records. It’s nearly impossible to accurately measure a dev’s value. Some leads spend most of their time thinking through design patterns to implement. That doesn’t mean the person who comes in and implements that design pattern contributed more than the lead. That said, you need something to help support your argument during a business review. This isn’t something to rely on exclusively, but it can help prove you weren’t scratching your ass all day instead of coding. Keeping a journal to reference big things that you contributed is the best way to reflect on your work.