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Discussion on: What are common myths about software careers?

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Myth: your ability to troubleshoot indicates your ability to write software.

I have seen lots of employers who think that troubleshooting is the easy more Jr. task and programming is a harder more Sr. task. Troubleshooting and writing software have some commonalities but you do not need to be good at one to do the other well. Companies that ask me to prove myself by troubleshooting first generally let me go within a month. Companies that ask me to program first end up liking me and keeping me a long time.