Zombie Developers — Too Busy to Worry About Career Stagnation

Too busy to realise you are profoundly bored

Ben "The Hosk" Hosking
4 min readDec 29, 2022
Hannu Viitanen

A developers mind and creativity is something that shouldn’t be wasted

Software development keeps developers always busy. They don’t have time to reflect on where their career is going. Developers can be too busy to realise they are profoundly bored with the work they are doing.

Software development keeps developers busy to prevent developers from noticing they are working in a role that doesn’t benefit them or their career.

Developers are too busy to notice their career is stagnating and the software development world is moving on and they are being left behind.

The focus on project tasks, stops thinking and creates zombie careers that stagger along going nowhere. You Need More Than Great Code To Be A Successful Developer

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Ben "The Hosk" Hosking

Technology philosopher | Software dev → Solution architect | Avid reader | Life long learner