but nobody should ever feel like they’re on their own, and no developer should ever be afraid to ask questions.
How to Build a High Velocity Development Team
Eric Elliott

I’ve had co-workers who were quite afraid of asking questions, because their peers would cast annoying glazes, purposely talk over their heads, or generally make it painful to ask for help. These people didn’t want to mentor…they didn’t want to be apart of a team. They were like kamikaze developers; holding the purse strings on every development process, not wanting any sort of change to the company technology or development process. Consistently, I’ve seen this sort of behavior zap team moral, create turnover, and handicap company growth.