Hiring Programmers

December 28, 2010

Alan Skorks’ recent post on programmer interviews reminded me of a couple of old posts (here and here) that I had written about the reality of hiring. In short, 99+% of good programmers are not actively looking for a job. 99+% of the rest don’t know about your company. Of those who know, many won’t […]

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Counterproductive Hiring Practices

December 15, 2009

I am agnostic about pair programming. I believe that having strong programmers and a good code review process offers at least as much benefit as (if not more than) full-fledged pair programming, but if it is working for someone, I don’t see any reason to object. Researching which brought me to Obie Fernandez’s strange self-congratulatory article […]

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