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The care and feeding of software engineers (or, why engineers are grumpy)

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One of her points for engineers was not to say no” so quickly. That one stuck with me for a while and swam around in my head. My first reaction was, but you don’t understand why we say no!” And a million other defensive thoughts soon joined in the party. She is right, of course. We do say no” very quickly, not just to designs, but to everything. That led me into thinking about the psychology of software engineers and what makes us the way we are.

Posted on February 18, 2016

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