September 20th, 2006
Web developers are no doubt special people (I guess they feel special as they are in high demand on the labor market. But according to computerwolrd.com research coders will be not so special by 2010. I think it is true in case with all types of developers). I have been actively communicating and cooperating with web developers for two past years.
What features are typical among them? As a rule, they are:
- diversified (by this I mean they can work at a few projects sitting in your office)
- focused – or narrow minded? (I did not know developers with a wide scope of hobbies and interests, but they follow all trends in programming – just scan their resumes. Each time I wonder how they can learn and apply so many coding languages, technologies, platforms, etc).
- and… irresponsible (there are exceptions to the rule, of course, but 90% of web developers I dealt with could not meet simple deadlines in time. And it does not matter if we talk about in-house or outsourced staff).
Field guide to developers covers many points, but from the point of view of a developer. I agree with most points. One I agree completely with:
Programmers do not care about money (within a reasonable understanding of this statement).
Summary: Probably I had poor experience of hiring developers, probably I failed to meet their expectations, probably it is my fault. But I respect coders as specialists in their area only. Special people that require special treating.
And now I have to contact one of the outsourced developers that disappeared two days ago. And I badly need that work completed by tomorrow.
Well, the post sounds like an attack on developers, but in fact I can’t do without these guys. They let me down occasionally and it made me to write the above.
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