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Software Development is a Strange Profession

Software development is similar to other creative professions in many ways. For example, working with buildings as an architect involves planning, recognition and application of well-known patterns, problem solving and so forth. But software development is different from most other professions in one very important way. Continue reading

Skills That Will Get You Hired

What is it that companies look for when they hire programmers? Surprisingly, they probably want something else than what’s in the job ad. Continue reading

Correlation Between Experience and Programming Skills

Finding good programmers is hard. There seems to be little correlation between experience and programming skills. In my experience, you are as likely to find an experienced developer (10+ years of experience) with poor skills as you are finding one with excellent skills. […] Continue reading