10 years ago, Jeff Atwood wrote an article he titled The Programmer Bill of Rights. In that article he described 6 fundamentals that companies should provide for programmers to be successful and work to their full potential, thus maximizing their productivity.
Sadly, ten years later, many companies still deny these basic rights to their developers, even though the business case for these six points is absolutely proved.
In this article, not only would I like to update the original 6 rights, providing further evidence of their importance; but also I would like to extend the list. Based on my experience during the last 10 years, I will propose 4 new fundamentals that I consider absolutelly necessary for the daily work of any programmer, developer or software engineer. Let’s get started: