Saturday, August 14, 2010

Get Real

  • 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.

In short
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.