Why being a developer sucks

This morning I was thinking about labels, how I call myself ‘a developer’, and what that even means. Conveniently, when I walked into work, a colleague told me about an article she read about what it’s like being a developer. Convenient. She sent me the link.

This is the article. Don’t read it. Seriously. I mean, unless you’re into programming or care what it’s like to work as a developer. It’s an excellent piece; it’s witty, comprehensive, and captures the developer’s experience beautifully. But it’s very long. If you’re not interested in the things mentioned above, don’t bother. Suffice it to say that being a developer — in the technological sense, and maybe others — is a highly frustrating and perilous (to your mental health) experience.

I know what you’re wondering (and if you’re not, you should be):

In what other sense could you be a developer?

That’s the subject of another post.


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