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We Need To Stop Lying

I’ve been reflecting lately on the lies we tell ourselves as an industry. The software development industry has and will continue to grow at an astonishing rate, and yet we continue to deceive those who are entering this industry with catastrophic untruths. These lies that we tell ourselves, and those we train, are told for all sorts of reason, most are for wishful thinking, others are ways to continue to enforce the shape and/or behaviors of the community, and in the end, the greatest truth is, we are lying to ourselves, not to employers. So what are these great lies? What are the ugly truths which we must dispel? Well here are some that come to mind for me: