Friday, February 20, 2015


This article is one in a series. See the introduction here.

All of the personalities that I have presented thus far have been people who were impassioned in their work. They have been the kinds of people that became software engineers because there was some aspect of the job that they really loved. Most of those people would create software whether they were paid for it or not. That's not the case, though, with the type of developer that I am presenting today. Today I'm going to discuss the dispassionate ones. The word "dispassionate" can evoke some negative connotations, but that’s not the way I intend it. Sometimes dispassion is a great thing and is precisely what you need.