10x developer

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌtɛˈnɛks dɪˈvɛ.lə.pɚ/


10x developer (plural 10x developers)

  1. (software engineering) A software developer who is ten times as productive as peers.
    • 2016, Yevgeniy Brikman, Hello, Startup[1], O'Reilly Media, →ISBN:
      Elite athletes practice for many hours per day to develop their abilities. If you aspire to be an elite programmer, you should, too. Try to see 10x developers as role models that motivate you to code more, just as a child may see Michael Jordan as a role model who motivates them to shoot hoops more.
    • 2021, Jeremy Adamson, Minding the Machines[2], John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN:
      The fabled 10x developer can be a great help if they are able to work effectively with stakeholders, but often that productivity comes with a 10x ego as well.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:10x developer.

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