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Discussion on: Cold Hard Truths About Software Engineering I Understood After 9+ Years

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Nick Bull Author • Edited

I don't divide everything into black and white.

I know (and met) great caring people, but the point of the articles to show the ugly sides and not "the magical world of software engineering" so that people know the other sides as well. Appreciate your feedback, it also helps with that.


I got my first job in 2014 as a software engineer, but I'm in the tech field from 2011.

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PySimpleGUI

The title of the article "Cold Hard Truths" doesn't reflect what you've just stated.

A truth is black and white. A truth is that there are 24 hours in a day on Earth. "Nobody Cares", isn't a truth, it's not even your story. It's a recount of a friend's story. You've stated your opinions, based on limited first-hand experience.

I don't normally reply to Dev.to articles. Something about this one reminded me of why I left Reddit. There I experienced kids giving kids career advice that was terrible. Or told things that simply aren't true with the confidence and volume behind their message that it's "THE Truth".

The quote you used to close your article, "In the end, I want to quote the brilliant words of one software engineer:", Google reported 3 hits. This article, your blog, ...., and Reddit.

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Nick Bull Author

Good point:

"A truth is black and white. A truth is that there are 24 hours in a day on Earth. "Nobody Cares", isn't a truth, it's not even your story. It's a recount of a friend's story. You've stated your opinions, based on limited first-hand experience."

I'll work on my mistakes, thank you.

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PySimpleGUI

Thanks Nick... I'll do the same. I'm far from perfect, make plenty of mistakes, and will keep working on them. I appreciate you listening and having a conversation.