Don't Listen to the Hecklers
This is my response to James Bennett's post on the Designer vs Developer debate but I thought it worth sharing my view point here.
So it’s high time we all got over our little internecine feuds and started acting like the professionals we claim to be. That means learning to work with with our colleagues, no matter where they fall on the spectrum of specialized industry knowledge.
Honestly, it's much ado about nothing. You've managed to find some quotes from people who may or may not have any relation to the web design industry and certainly have no impact on what you do and how you do it and who you do it with.
I've spent 10 years in the web design industry with teems of teams of designers and developers working together on projects and rarely have I heard this kind of harassment.
You can try and play referee but the hecklers in the stands aren't the ones you should be trying to settle. The players in the game aren't complaining.
So, rah rah, "can't we all get along", "let's buy the world a coke" and move on...