re: What is a type of "overconfidence" you have observed in developers? VIEW POST

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The one that irks me the most is the belief that the value of coding trumps everything else at the company.

Designer bringing us a Sketch file that will require a few more hours or some wonky CSS workarounds to implement? Better compromise the design. Have to maintain the quality of the code base!

Client emails requirements that outside of what we predicted? Well, they'll have to make changes and concessions in their process then. Have to maintain the quality of the code base!

Boss wants us to make changes similar to what the client wanted. Business goals be damned! Have to maintain the quality of the code base!

The company is out of business because of low product quality and an inelastic response to changes in the market?

Oh well, the codebase was probably low-quality and legacy at this point. Best to rebuild from scratch anyways.

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