Archive for November, 2009

Coding Horror

November 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Before I post any further, I would like to give acknowledgement to the blog which inspired me to start this blog. The blog is Coding Horror. The author of this blog is Jeff Atwood and he is the blogging guru that I had mentioned in my first post. Also, my second post was inspired by one of his recent post.

I have been following his post for more than 3 years and it has been a very intreseting journey for me. Most of his posts are very thought provoking and are based on latest trends. If like me you are interested in technology then I would highly recommend you to subscribe to his blog.

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Innovation in Hiring Developers?

November 25, 2009 2 comments

Well… my department is hiring developers and I was wondering about the need of innovation in our recruitment process. I belive that the selection process should be such that it automatically filters the ‘good’ candidate. Rather than mincing with words, this picture, that I found on web, says it all.

Hiring Developers

In the Indian context, the equation needs to be more complex… 😉

If I want to hire a developer, then I would want someone who has good logical aptitude, excellent problem solving skills and a passion for coding. Is the current process of test and interview successful in identifying such candidates? I am not sure.

I would like to evaluate a candidate based on his contributions to the programming society like the projects he has done, participation in open source development, web sites, blogs, discussion forums etc. I think this is more important than the marks he has obtained in graduation, X, XII etc. or even what degree he has. With Web 2.0, we need Recruitment 2.0!! 🙂

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Hello World

November 20, 2009 2 comments

I think many of us have started our programming lessons with writing the first code as “Hello World”.  Since this is my first post on my first blog, I would like to start with saying “Hello World”. 🙂

int main()
  printf("Hello World");
  return 0;

As the title suggest, I would like this blog to be about coding & coding & coding & nothing else… ;-). As one of my blogging gurus had suggested that if you need to start blogging then the only thing you need to do, is to decide a blogging schedule… and stick to it!! So, I am committing to write 1 post about coding every week.

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