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re: Have you ever had to take an ethical stand while on the job as a developer? VIEW POST

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As part of my CS degree I had to take an ethics course specific to developers. Iā€™m glad I had a great professor who covered a lot of potential situations.

I have, more than once, refused to implement a feature or changed a design for ethical reasons. We have a lot of power as developers, we have to hold ourselves (and each other) accountable. I hope that other universities, bootcamps, etc. at least touch on ethics.

 

We have a lot of power as developers...

True indeed. And most of the devs I know don't raise concerns out of some self-righteous narcissism, but out of a sincere (though on rare occasions misguided) desire to deliver a better product.

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