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, hanselman.com