What makes a developer a successful developer? I often wonder that, since I don’t have a solid opinion about my skills. Am I as good as my employer says I am? Something tells me this mindset is not very robust or healthy. So am I as good as I say I am? That’s a straight road to developing the Narcissus complex. Am I the as good as my code? Am I as good as few bugs I make? Am I as good as how sharp my focus is? Am I as good as a ’team player’ I am? Am I as good as fast I react to people asking me for stuff?
I believe the answer is a big NO. I am as good a developer as the quality of my output, which is the sum of all those things mentioned before. A developer is as good as the whole value (tangible and not) they believe and actually create for the employer.