I dislike the kind of programmer who always wants to show off his/her everyone-else-is-an-idiot type of smart, but never takes any responsibility even for the smallest bugs he/she has introduced. One of my friends in the same company shared with me his observation: "Those people usually end up on projects that are small enough for one person".

I don't want to be the type of programmer who is indifferent to bugs and issues of the applications that they support. They write down on paper the procedures how to handle the troubles, so that they can follow the procedures the next time when they run into the same troubles, but usually they don't apply long term fixes. Why? many reasons: don't want to take risk; want to take it easy; or they are not empowered to do so (in which case, I don't blame them).

How about you?