简单的说, developer的特有贡献不在于产品, 而在于代码.
考虑这样的情况. 假设做出了一个成功的产品, 把产品卖出去, 和把这个产品的源代码卖出去, 是有本质差别的.
作为一个好的developer, 她会让这个产品的code base非常有价值. 因为任何人都可以很轻松的在上面进行二次生产.
Something I learned about being a good developer recently.
The dedicated contribution of a developer, is not about the product, it is about the code.
Even you have a great product. Selling the product is very different from selling the code base of the product.
As a good developer, you can make the code base very valuable, so that anyone can simply take it and continue work on.
For the product itself, it is usually influenced by the whole team.