re: Guide to Hiring Developers VIEW POST


Hi Peter,

Some of the negative indicators are debatable. For example:

Started programming at university

For many students in my country (India), there is no access to computers in schools. University is the first exposure to computers. Penalizing people for this seems counter-productive at best.

All programming experience is on the CV

This ignores people who work in industries with strong NDAs e.g aerospace, defence. For such candidates, the only way to show expertise is to mention on CV

Happy to work with whatever technology you’ve picked, “all technologies are good”

At the end of the day, a professional developer solves business problems. Tools and technologies are a means to an end, not an end in themselves. Getting fixated on particular tools may put you off track from solving the problems. It is true that some tools are better for particular situations but in many places you do not have the freedom to decide that.

Programming is only a day job

This assumes that programmers have no life outside of programming. A person can have other hobbies than coding.

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