You've really hit the nail on the head! I've been a software developer since 1972 (from programmer through CEO). Nowadays, I work for the shear joy of developing software and deliberately stay out of management roles.

For years I have refused to take programming tests as a condition of employment, because I refuse to work for an employer who is naive or stupid enough to ask me to take one. Sadly, those potential employers and I both missed an opportunity to collaborate. Have you written a bubble sort lately or worked without Google at your fingertips to answer your questions?

https://medium.com/swlh/on-being-a-professional-software-engineer-54f162459fdc?source=friends_link&sk=7e80362685bd1cb6727726d139e25d6b

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