If you spend any time on developer-dedicated forums you’ll notice a common theme of programmers loving to hate on their managers. The issues seem to magnify if the manager never held a coding job and doesn’t have the necessary technical knowledge about what the developer actually does. On the other hand, good developers don’t automatically make good managers.
Here are some of the common problems developers encounter with their managers, at least from my perspective :)
Micromanagement and meddling
For many developers, the only way to earn a promotion is to take the manager route. If the best developer on…
see The Story of Mel in which Real Programmers only deal with machine code and FORTRAN is for wimps.)
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