Uh, oh. I think I’m way too young to sound like such a curmudgeon, but I just can’t help myself. Before my recent move to a post-sales role, I spent 15 years writing software professionally. I thought at this point in my career I’d qualify as “the wise elder” – instead, I guess I’m just “the crazy old man who mumbles to himself.”
Remember the days of eagerly poring over core dumps to quash that nasty bug? The fascination of learning something new? The determination to write code properly so it could be maintained and easily understood by others? Remember when “so what? it works” just wouldn’t cut it for maintainable design?
I loved it. So, what is it with kids these days?