re: What are your thoughts on the whole 10x engineer viral discussion? VIEW POST

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I SEE A LOT OF COMMENTS IN BOLD BUT LET ME TELL YOU THAT ALL OF THEM ARE WRONG

After of few years of experience I can say that I found a definition of the 10x engineer. It has nothing to do with the social weirdness nor the black screens. Those are just symptoms.

10x engineers are the ones with tools. Lots of tools. They know all the layers in the stack from the atom to the UX patterns going through CPU design and webpack fiddling. They are able to assimilate them quick enough to being proficient with them within a lifetime and they can cross fertilize them.

It's all about the tools, all the rest is noise.

 

Yep, this is why there's an emphasis on tools (and documentation to understand those tools).

Knowing all about webpack is a thankless task though.

 

That's another good point you're pointing here. Nobody will sing your glory for the many tools you learn, it's actually quite a lonely and unglamorous journey.

Yeah, this is why I think Developer Hegemony (great book from daedtech.com/ ) makes a lot of sense, there's a lot to learn from tools and docs but at the end of the day we're paid for the results of knowing all that, which is unfortunately hidden.

 
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