Developer Hegemony

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If you are a software developer working at any size company buy “Developer Hegemony”. It explores the way companies treat software developer today and how we stereotypically react to that treatment. It clearly argues that we are treated as glorified line-workers and that we need to move to a model where we are treated like doctors or lawyers with independent practices.

For a long time I’ve called my job a “grind” and that even if I went to a “better” company it would still be a “grind.” Developer Hegemony helped me figure out exactly why I’ve felt this way and although the way out is non-trivial I know that it’s the only way to bring joy back into software development for me.

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