DEV Community

Discussion on: What are your thoughts on the whole 10x engineer viral discussion?

Collapse
cutiko profile image
Erick Navarro • Edited on

I have a couple of things to say:

  1. This 10x thing is the hero developer all over again without mentioning the life-saving fixes, it does talk about the weird schedules. We all know how the hero thing goes and why didn't work
  2. The doesn't look at documentation point is blatantly stupid
  3. How am I supposed to pronounce it? 10 exes eng.. 10 times eng... I don't get it
Collapse
thatjoemoore profile image
Joseph Moore

Re: #2

Seriously, though. The comment on how the best developers don't look at docs tells me how little the poster understands about development. My mentor at my first job (one of the best programmers I've ever met) recommended to me that I have a prominent link in my browser toolbar to the Java API docs. 11 years later, it's still there, with another shortcut to the docs for String.format (that stuff's black magic). And don't even get me started on how often I find myself staring at Node's 'fs' and 'path' docs.