Do you feel like you are NEVER going to make it as a developer?

Many times I have students that think they are never going to make it as a developer. They feel that since they continually have to google errors, look up code and ask questions that they are not a developer. Many people feel that because they cannot bust out an entire application from memory that they are phony and not a real developer.

Scott Hanselman is a dev evangelist for the .NET platform and a self-proclaimed phony developer. He addressed the concerns of another developer that felt the same way in the following blog post.

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ImAPhonyAreYou.aspx

Just remember that people with true ability tended to underestimate their relative competence. Thus the more you feel like a phony the more you are probably truly beginning to understand!

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