Have you ever found yourself staring at photos of someone’s dog, cat, or kids, only to grind through a smile that’s not authentic? It’s a universal fact that we all think the things we do and produce are wonderful. The code we write is so witty! We’re like the fable of Jupiter and the Monkey; it doesn’t even matter if others scoff, we believe our creation is beautiful.
So how do we get objective with such a curse?! In what way can we protect ourselves from such bias? We could always ask our fellow developers, but is that effective? As fun as it sounds, even if you did, there’s no guarantee that they wouldn’t apply their own bias until your code reached some kind of median between the both of you.