- People who are more interested in the buzz words and CS theory than actual experience and a history of practical application of skills are a perpetual thorn in the side of the programming industry.
- Don’t look down on other programmers because they don’t fit your model definition of a programmer, they just might be better than you.
- If 99 out of 100 candidates fail your interview then you are looking for something that doesn’t exist.
- Without a varied group of developers in your team you will suffer from a lack of creativity.
- Don’t test a CS curriculum, test the ability to create.
- If you ever finish learning, then your career as a programmer is over. Go study law.
Look for someone who truly understand the concepts, who can offer creative and alternative ideas, and who shows the ability to grow as a programmer. Then you will finally find a real programmer.