Archive for the 'Human Resources' Category

Whaddaya Mean, You Can’t Find Programmers?

on Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Joel has a nice article about recruiting programmers

How to attract people to your business:

  1. Make the workplace attractive
  2. Eliminate obstacles
  3. Provide benefits which are more valuable than the money they cost

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Things to say when you’re losing a technical argument

on Monday, August 15th, 2005

I love these hints!!!
Some of are :

  • That won’t scale.
  • That’s been proven to be O(N^2) and we need a solution that’s O(NlogN).
  • There are, of course, various export limitations on that technology.
  • If we go with that idea, we’re going to have Don Marti camped out in the front lobby with 300 angry software jihad supporters. (this gave me a good laugh)
  • No, that would break object encapsulation.
  • I don’t think that’s altogether clear. Please write it up in UML for me.

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Good programmers and Bad Programmers

on Thursday, August 4th, 2005

What does it mean to be “the best programmer” and are there really such major variations between the quality of software produced by different programmers?

Joel Spolsky answers this question on his website

How to do what you are paid to do

on Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

from Open Loops

Stop reading this headline and get back to work

on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Traipsing around the Internet is the most popular form of loafing on the job. The insurance industry is particularly rife with goofing off, and Missouri is the top state for time-wasters.

from Cnet News