I have an issue with your title. Software development is not engineering. I’ve worked with engineers; my father was an engineer. Software development is farther from engineering than economics is from science.

Mechanical engineers don’t invent “personal blueprint styles” whose goal is to be as hard for others to read as they can manage. Real engineers don’t take up fads and gimmicks nor invent cooool new words for existing concepts or procedures. Real engineers don’t say that people who want to focus and concentrate are mentally ill.

And interviewing real engineers isn’t based on challenging their ability to perform before an audience what they’d been doing for twenty years.

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