Justin Searls reflected on enthusiast programmers and pointed to generational differences as a possible explanation for the emergence of the 10x developer concept. The Changelog & Friends podcast invited Justin and Landon Gray to have a deeper conversation about the widely-read essay. Landon and Justin explored topics like the changing culture of software development, why it’s a problem that dev tools are user hostile, and a mental model for when to use AI tools vs. when you want to build your own technical grit and expertise.
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