Johan De Klerk wrote:
“Find a developer
you like, and let him choose (or at least have input into) the
Never let the developer dictate the technology. Choose whats right for
company in the short/medium and long term.
Right – with significant input from the developer. Business people
shouldn’t be making tech decisions without technical input. The reverse
is also true.
What if the company/client
duped into using some guy that only develops in Erlang?
If he’s the best guy for the job, and if Erlang is a good tool for the
job, what’s wrong with that? Remember back in 2004 when these guys in
Chicago began developing Web apps in a language no one had heard of
(FWIW, Facebook has some features written in Erlang.)
Yeah, ok, I dont
know many developers who do, but i’ve come across similar situations
What do you consider a similar situation?
Why do so many big coporates choose Microsoft technology? Answer: The
availability of relatively cheap, fairly good, developers at a drop of a
As I understand, MS developers are not cheap. Many of them are not that
good either. I think in many cases, the choice of MS technologies is
probably due to business people dictating technologies. (There’s also
the fact that lots of people don’t know about anything non-MS.)
Just my 2 cents…
On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser
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