Friday, January 6, 2012

How We Interview Developers

The other day I had read an interesting post by 37 Signals entitled Why We Don't Hire Programmers Based On Puzzles, API Quizzes, Math Riddles or Other Parlor Tricks (say that 10 times fast).  Then I was pointed to another article by C for Coding entitled Interview Programming Problems Done Right.  That got me thinking about the interview techniques that I've used at my current and prior jobs.  It's a different style than either of those two posts, so I figured it was worth talking about.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The MicroPHP Fallacy

I came across a rather interesting post yesterday entitled The MicroPHP Manifesto.  The author made clever use of a very interesting analogy (drum players) to try to prove his point that less is more.  The article makes a very interesting read, and I would suggest that everyone reads it.  Go ahead.  I'll wait.

With that said, I have to disagree with the article rather vehemently.  I think the message is somewhat right, but for all the wrong reasons.  Let me try to explain: