Application development can be a key differentiator for your business, and the wizards who can whip up a market-leading mobile app or just the right custom code to make the business hum are well worth the investment. But the truth is, we developers aren’t always straight with you. We have a few secrets we like to keep for ourselves.
The fact that we don’t tell you everything is understandable. You’re the boss, after all. Do you tell your boss everything? If you’re the CEO, do you loop in the board on every decision? So don’t be so surprised when we do it.
Sometimes less knowledge on your part is more. You don’t need to know the directory where we stash the Java updates. Nor do you care about the password for the backups as long as they’re encrypted. You probably aren’t all that bothered if we switch to a different tool without asking every stakeholder’s approval.