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How good a software developer do you consider yourself?

Survey period: 23 Sep 2013 to 30 Sep 2013

Use whatever gauge you feel is appropriate, and be honest. No one can see your name next to your answer.

OptionVotes% 
Well above average36117.79
Above average77938.39
Average65132.08
Below average1668.18
Well below average723.55



 
GeneralRe: Hang on a minute... Pin
BillW3323-Sep-13 4:47
professionalBillW3323-Sep-13 4:47 
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S Houghtelin23-Sep-13 5:07
professionalS Houghtelin23-Sep-13 5:07 
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BillW3323-Sep-13 6:10
professionalBillW3323-Sep-13 6:10 
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the retired23-Sep-13 5:05
the retired23-Sep-13 5:05 
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W Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 6:21
W Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 6:21 
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Andreas Gieriet24-Sep-13 4:34
professionalAndreas Gieriet24-Sep-13 4:34 
GeneralDunning–Kruger Effect Pin
S Houghtelin23-Sep-13 1:33
professionalS Houghtelin23-Sep-13 1:33 
GeneralHow do you measure developer ability Pin
chriselst23-Sep-13 1:19
chriselst23-Sep-13 1:19 
I have been a professional developer for just over 13 years now. For all of that time I've felt like I don't know what I am doing, like I am getting away with it, that I am bluffing my way through.

I have mostly worked in Progress and C# .Net with bits of a number of other languages.

Yet those I have worked for have always been more than happy with what I have done, the users I have developed for the same. I have always been able to do things that other developers where I work cannot.

I have, however, never thought of that as being down to my coding ability, but my problem solving abilities and the way that my mind works.

If you tried to apply any sort of code review or other test to what I do I am certain it would fail miserably, the same with any sort of formal coding test or exam.

But I get things done, I get things to work, I fix problems that have been hanging around for ages.

And all along I feel that I don't really know what I am doing, that I am fudging my way along.

I put below average.

I'm not very good.

I do, however, seem to be very useful.
“I believe that there is an equality to all humanity. We all suck.” Bill Hicks

GeneralRe: How do you measure developer ability Pin
  Forogar  23-Sep-13 4:38
professional  Forogar  23-Sep-13 4:38 
GeneralRe: How do you measure developer ability Pin
chriselst23-Sep-13 4:59
chriselst23-Sep-13 4:59 
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  Forogar  23-Sep-13 5:37
professional  Forogar  23-Sep-13 5:37 
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adriancs23-Sep-13 21:19
professionaladriancs23-Sep-13 21:19 
GeneralIt's others perception of you that really counts... Pin
AlexCode23-Sep-13 1:01
professionalAlexCode23-Sep-13 1:01 
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mikepwilson23-Sep-13 7:53
mikepwilson23-Sep-13 7:53 
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AlexCode23-Sep-13 12:19
professionalAlexCode23-Sep-13 12:19 
GeneralI've put above average Pin
Keith Barrow23-Sep-13 0:05
professionalKeith Barrow23-Sep-13 0:05 
GeneralLet's see... Pin
Rutvik Dave22-Sep-13 23:25
professionalRutvik Dave22-Sep-13 23:25 
GeneralRe: Let's see... Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 9:22
W Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 9:22 
GeneralRe: Let's see... Pin
Rutvik Dave23-Sep-13 10:50
professionalRutvik Dave23-Sep-13 10:50 
GeneralDifficult choice Pin
OriginalGriff22-Sep-13 23:04
mvaOriginalGriff22-Sep-13 23:04 
GeneralRe: Difficult choice Pin
Rutvik Dave22-Sep-13 23:28
professionalRutvik Dave22-Sep-13 23:28 
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OriginalGriff22-Sep-13 23:49
mvaOriginalGriff22-Sep-13 23:49 
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AmitGajjar24-Sep-13 1:04
professionalAmitGajjar24-Sep-13 1:04 
GeneralRe: Difficult choice Pin
OriginalGriff24-Sep-13 1:21
mvaOriginalGriff24-Sep-13 1:21 
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AmitGajjar24-Sep-13 1:53
professionalAmitGajjar24-Sep-13 1:53 

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