Programming is the easier part

Essentially, engineering is all about cooperation, collaboration, and empathy for both your colleagues and your customers. If someone told you that engineering was a field where you could get away with not dealing with people or feelings, then I’m very sorry to tell you that you have been lied to. Solitary work is something that only happens at the most junior levels, and even then it’s only possible because someone senior to you — most likely your manager — has been putting in long hours to build up the social structures in your group that let you focus on code.
So, about this Googler’s manifesto — Yonatan Zunger
The Second Law of Consulting: No matter how it looks at first, it’s always a people problem.
The secrets of consulting (1985) — Gerald Weinberg

Anyway writing software is hard, but unfortunately is the easier part.

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