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Discussion on: Even Senior Developers Have Imposter Syndrome

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Tyrel Chambers

This was a good read.

I've been programming for about 8 years. I've never been fortunate enough to be hired into a company for programming so I've been making my own way with my own real-world apps. Even though I know I'm a good developer and I'm capable of making real applications, I have the hardest time writing any sort of remotely technical blog, or even sharing my code/apps with other developers because I feel like I'm not qualified, because I haven't been in a "developer" position.

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Kevin Hicks Author

I know what you mean. I feel the same way about technical blogs and sharing my projects (outside of my day job) because of this feeling. Even with a "developer" position at a regular company, I still experience it. I honestly went through it for writing this article. I originally wrote it a few weeks ago, but it took a while to be comfortable sharing it.

I'm still working on it, but what has helped with my writing is not comparing myself to others and realizing I probably can help at least one person. I also am hoping that if someone smarter than me reacts to it that it is a positive experience for me to learn from, not something to be ashamed of.