The 10x Programmers

There is a myth that there exist some "ten times" programming. They can write code at ten times the productivity of normal programmers. They are rare. But it is said that they exist. Today I read a post that tried to debunk this myth.

Okay. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Some guy produced an equation that looked complicated. Then he wrote a simple code snippet to solve the equation. The moral of the story was that problems that look hard are actually easy. The ten times programmer is really working on somthing easy.

I almost was fooled. Then I started reading the comments on the post. There were a lot of errors in the implementation of the code snippet to solve the problem. Oh snap. I guess this guy is not a ten times programmer. And it takes a ten times programmer to solve the tough equations. Bamm.