Linked by snydeq on Thu 15th Jul 2010 18:31 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister asks whether the need for advanced development expertise is on the decline in an era in which tools grow increasingly more advanced, and coding increasingly moves offshore. 'Few companies share Google's zeal for academic credentials when hiring new developers. Many are willing to accept self-taught programmers, particularly if they have other skills relevant to the business.'
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RE[3]: No **** sherlock.
by heron on Mon 19th Jul 2010 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No **** sherlock."
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Hah. See my previous post about why CS degrees are needed. If you want an amateur working on your application, then that's your business. If you want someone who actually knows what they're doing, get someone with a CS degree.

The best comparison I can make is that between a medical technician and a Doctor. A Med-Tech is basically about patching holes and doing the simple stuff. This is what some people need, but, occasionally, they need more than that... sometimes they need a Doctor.


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