The Myth of the Rockstar Programmer is just that, a myth. It’s an unfortunate myth for a number of reasons.

  • It sets an unreasonable expectation for regular folks.
  • Calling out rockstars demotivates the team.
  • Telling someone they are a rockstar may cause them to actually believe it.

Reality is a normal distribution curve. Lots of good average senior developers, some amazing outliers and some

junior folks with potential. (and some folks that suck. 

- “The Myth of the Rockstar Programmer" Scott Hanselman,

Can we lump the term Rockstar Programmers with the ”Brogrammermovement