inessential by Brent Simmons

In 2015 I wrote a series of articles on How Not To Crash. My favorite part is at the end of the last article, the “Cape, mask” section.

It begins:

When I was younger I wanted to be a code magician — or, really, a hero. But I learned that actual software quality is more important than what I imagine other people think of me.

And, more: quality is a reward that’s almost spiritual. It’s an act of devotion, both selfish and unselfish, to something more important than ego.