Sunday, December 5, 2021

Eric Spiegel

Eric Spiegel is a Datamation contributor.

That Developer’s Salary is Bigger than Mine!

ALSO SEE: IT and Developer Salary Levels: Staffers vs. Superstars AND: Are these Developer and IT Salaries Believable? I was staring at the salary of every single...

The Dumbest Ways To Interview A Developer

What's the dumbest interview question you've ever been asked? Write it in the Comments section below. If you were required to write code after becoming...

What Makes A Smart Developer? (Is it Google?)

"But I can just Google it." I was staring across my desk at a mop-haired young man who was interviewing for a Java software developer position...

Should Younger Developers be Paid More?

“I heard Facebook is paying new computer science graduates over $200,000.” I was shocked. Were new graduates really getting these offers? The person I...

Should Developers Be Allowed to Talk to Customers?

“If you make me do this I will quit.” Dmitry looked at me, not with anger, but more with a determined angst. He was obviously...

Are Developer Workloads Increasingly Unfair?

ALSO SEE: Does Every Developer Deserve a Mental Health Day? Let’s face it, working as a developer can be a daily grind. If you’re...

Does Every Developer Deserve a Mental Health Day?

"I'm taking a much deserved mental health day tomorrow.” This matter-of-fact announcement came from Joni, one of my slightly buzzed developer teammates, as we enjoyed a...

Playing Software Developer Hot Potato

“Have I got a deal for you!” Based on my past experience, these words were not usually a positive indicator of cheery news from Sam, my...

Don’t Hire That Developer!

“If I were in management, I’d never hire another software developer.” Pretty strong statement, I thought. Having just landed a fine software job in a...

Do Developers Need to Brown-Nose To Advance Career?

“You are SUCH a brown-noser!” Ouch. That was probably the least flattering thing I had been called. Maybe even worse than being called an idiot. I’m...

Should IT Managers Assume Good Intentions When Developers Mess Up?

“Where is Steve?” We had a classroom full of partners excited to learn about our new software product. What we were missing was the instructor...

Is Software Development a Young Person’s Game?

“You have no idea what you are talking about!” Those words really ticked me off. I remember like it was yesterday, sitting there in a...

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