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Many lawyers and doctors do work on the weekends and they have continuing education requirements. Your comment suggests you have no idea what lawyers and doctors do.

You missed the point - it's not about the work - many developers work weekends and continuously educate themselves.

I do plenty of coding activities in my spare time, my library is filled with technical books, some work related, others that I bought out of interest in a given technology - but I don't think there should be an expectation to have a published game, a large website making a few hundreds of bucks a week or a massively successful open sourced project.

Yep and lawyers and doctors are two professions with notoriously awful work/life balance.

I have no desire to see that attitude become any further entrenched in software development.

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