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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: Thanks a bunch Pin
Dholakiya Ankit24-Sep-13 3:05
Dholakiya Ankit24-Sep-13 3:05 
GeneralI am a god! Pin
Marc Clifton23-Sep-13 4:53
mvaMarc Clifton23-Sep-13 4:53 
GeneralHang on a minute... Pin
ed welch23-Sep-13 2:01
ed welch23-Sep-13 2:01 
GeneralRe: Hang on a minute... Pin
Fredrik Bornander23-Sep-13 2:39
professionalFredrik Bornander23-Sep-13 2:39 
GeneralRe: Hang on a minute... Pin
BillW3323-Sep-13 4:47
professionalBillW3323-Sep-13 4:47 
GeneralRe: Hang on a minute... Pin
S Houghtelin23-Sep-13 5:07
professionalS Houghtelin23-Sep-13 5:07 
GeneralRe: Hang on a minute... Pin
BillW3323-Sep-13 6:10
professionalBillW3323-Sep-13 6:10 
GeneralRe: Hang on a minute... Pin
the retired23-Sep-13 5:05
the retired23-Sep-13 5:05 
Ed,

I see you point and the math behind it, but I disagree about lies. In this case the question has the "do you consider yourself" which is not enough. What is missing is the strict definition of the comparison in a form like globally, in your company, in CP etc (you may not agree). Because of that and since the question triggers self-esteem in the background, I recognize two possible states in any answer: true or false not truth or lie.

To make it more clear if I say that I'm well above average comparing myself with my colleagues in my company, it may be true for this comparison but not necessarily for all other comparisons. To make it wider and add another aspect, if I say that I’m better than you and it is also true, that doesn't necessarily mean that I'm good.

Living in an owned "fairytale" is the most common way of living and this is not a lie.

Cheers
GeneralRe: Hang on a minute... Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 6:21
W Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 6:21 
GeneralRe: Hang on a minute... Pin
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 
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 
GeneralRe: How do you measure developer ability Pin
  Forogar  23-Sep-13 5:37
professional  Forogar  23-Sep-13 5:37 
GeneralRe: How do you measure developer ability Pin
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 
GeneralRe: It's others perception of you that really counts... Pin
mikepwilson23-Sep-13 7:53
mikepwilson23-Sep-13 7:53 
GeneralRe: It's others perception of you that really counts... Pin
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
mveOriginalGriff22-Sep-13 23:04 
GeneralRe: Difficult choice Pin
Rutvik Dave22-Sep-13 23:28
professionalRutvik Dave22-Sep-13 23:28 

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