Thomas Delrue on 13 Sep 2017 11:47:18 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Why Can't Programmers.. Program?

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:38:30 PM EDT brent timothy saner wrote:
>i'm not even a developer, i'm in operations- but this is still terrifying to 

And yet you, who are not a developer, write (production?) code which, in turn, 
terrifies /me/... :P
(I kid, I kid...)

>but more to the point of TFA itself, i find it *horrifying* that there are
>people looking for dev jobs that can't at least do SOME sort of iteration
>of this

I've seen things that would make me want to bleach my eyes... horrible things 
that no-one taking part in an interview loop should ever be subjected to.

I once had a candidate who said "I can't write the code for this because I 
don't code, but I could explain to you how I would do it".
*facepalm* what part of "/write a program/" do you not understand?

You come away with a feeling along the lines of "either this person is 
suffering from serious brain damage, or the new vacuum cleaners have 

(*) Thank you, mr Atkinson:

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