The Myth of the Genius Programmer

I’ve always gotten a chuckle from job posts or emails that state that an employer is search for a “Ninja” or “Genius” programmer. I always assume this to mean that the employer is looking for a single person who can handle an incredible workload alone. I like this video because the presenters (Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman) do a great job of explaining the problems that come with viewing a programmer in such a way.

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