Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 5th Feb 2008 01:37 UTC
General Development How do you recognize good programmers if you're a business guy? It's not as easy as it sounds. CV experience is only of limited use here, because great programmers don't always have the "official" experience to demonstrate that they're great. In fact, a lot of that CV experience can be misleading. Yet there are a number of subtle cues that you can get, even from the CV, to figure out whether someone's a great programmer. More here.
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RE: Gotta disagree
by Brandybuck on Tue 5th Feb 2008 04:29 UTC in reply to "Gotta disagree"
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If I can dare make some gross generalizations, I would say the two types of developers correspond to the IT and engineering departments. From the article and comments here, I think everyone else is talking about the IT department. I am talking about engineering department. During the dot.bomb, many startups made the mistake of hiring IT programmers to produce their product. Even if your product is a website, it it needs a different perspective than the typical IT member would give it. This isn't meant to diss IT programmers, rather to recognize that different departments have different needs and emphases.

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