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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Comment by antwarrior
by antwarrior on Fri 16th Jul 2010 12:53 UTC
antwarrior
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Programmers are to software engineers are as brick layers are to architects. In a non-tech company a Computer Science degree is not important. The business, its goals and objectives are. As long as it works and you can fix it when it breaks, nobody cares.

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