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Nobody Hates Software More Than Software Developers

22 Jul 2009

Jeff Atwood:

In short, I hate software – most of all and especially my own – because I know how hard it is to get it right. It may sound strange, but it’s a natural and healthy attitude for a software developer. It’s a bond, a rite of passage that you’ll find all competent programmers share.

Indeed a healthy attitude and an explanation why developers run the risk of endlessly improving code without external deadlines. Mark a realistic date and stick to it.